Was barely tested despite Chelsea's dominance of possession, and looked calm when called upon.
Showed good awareness to shut out a dangerous Chelsea cross early on, but struggled to cope with the Blues' superior movement down the left flank.
Showed superb vision throughout, always looking for a diagonal ball. His set-pieces were Reading's best chance of a goal but sadly chances were far and few between.
Showed good strength to challenge an onrushing Torres after struggling to deal with a high ball, but was lucky to get away with slicing a clearance shortly after.
Chelsea's main threat came from free kicks, and Pearce was caught out of position a couple of times, but he worked hard to challenge Torres up front, although losing out to the striker in several aerial battles.
Caught in possession in midfield a couple of times, and looked out of sorts as his passing wasn't up to scratch. The midfielder defended well in the box but was unable to make an impact with the ball.
Like Karacan, struggled to get into the game as the visitors dominated possession. After a largely ineffective game, Brian McDermott hauled him off on 57 minutes for Garath McCleary to come on.
The skipper is the only player to start every league game for the Royals, and he had a good chance to cause problems early on with a darting run, but failed to pick out Pogrebnyak. Booked for a poor challenge on Oscar in the first half, but often the source of Reading's rare pushes forward.
Got in some good positions down the right flank, ensuring that Bertrand had to play deeper at times, but then started to slow down, being caught on his heels a couple of times when Reading were breaking. Largely anonymous in the second half as the wind was knocked out of their sails.
Made an important interception from a Torres cross early on, but as Reading surrendered more possession he was unable to make a real impact, with the Royals' best hopes of pushing forward out on the wing.
Back after being rested for the FA Cup win over Sheffield United, the striker was the pick of Reading's players early on, especially for effort. Moved back into a lone-striker role, and showed good strength and determination early on, making Ivanovic work hard at the back.
Looked shaky under pressure, fumbling a couple of crosses before being beaten at his near post and then far post by Le Fondre late on.
Allowed Kebe to get in behind him early on, before blasting a long-range effort well over the bar. Read a Leigertwood ball perfectly with Kebe looking like being set free, then belted another effort high and wide.
Linked up with Mata several times in the first half but didn't have much joy, overrunning the ball on more than one occasion. Had to deal with the threat of Harte and McAnuff but coped well.
Seemed to lack a killer edge when he found himself in space, shooting wide before hammering a volley well off target, but was having plenty of joy drifting inside.
Caught in possession by Pogrebnyak a couple of times, and had a real battle on his hands with the big unit of a striker but came out on top overall.
Making his 50th appearance in a Chelsea shirt since signing last January, Cahill had a superb chance to put the Blues in front, but failed to connect with an excellent Lampard ball in.
So often Chelsea's best player this season, but gave the ball away a couple of times early on. As the game went on, however, much of the play went through the Spaniard, and he opened the scoring by making a fine run to reach Torres' excellent pass before drilling the ball home.
Chelsea's talisman produced another solid performance in midfield, and nearly set up Cahill with a perfect delivery from a free kick before he nearly set up a second goal with a lovely ball over the top for Oscar. The Blues legend then got on the scoresheet with a devastating header from Mata's corner to cap an excellent performance.
The quieter of Chelsea's midfielders, he spread possession well in the first half, but spurned a glorious chance after the break, trying an audacious acrobatic effort when he had time to bring the ball down.
Another classic dogged performance from Ramires, but the midfielder lost the ball a couple of times, eventually earning a yellow for fouling Pogrebnyak.
Wasn't having many opportunities in front of goal, but Torres linked the play superbly, winning huge amounts of balls in the air, and he showed fantastic touch to set up Mata's goal with a delightful flicked pass.
Replaced Karacan with just under 15 minutes left to make his home debut, and worked hard to get involved without making a telling impact.
A. Le Fondre
Introduced for McAnuff with 25 minutes remaining and made all the difference, heading over and shooting high before firing a low left-footed effort low inside Turnbull's near post and grabbing an equaliser in stoppage time as Reading piled on the pressure. He has scored countless times from the bench and completely stunned the visitors.
Came on for Guthrie just over ten minutes into the second half, and gave Reading a new attacking edge on the wing as they fought to get back in the game.