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0 vs 2
Played
January 5, 2014 7:45 PM IST
iPro Stadium — Derby
Referee:‬ A. Marriner‎
Attendance:‬ 32110‎
 
 
 
Oscar 71′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Derby County 0-2 Chelsea

Jose Mourinho's side qualified for the fourth round of the FA Cup with the minimum of fuss, with Oscar the star man in a generally workman-like display for the Blues

By Sam Lee at the iPro Stadium

  • Lee Grant
    0
    0
    1.50

    Lee Grant

    Did not have much to do for the first hour, with Chelsea restricted to long shots, but got nowhere near Willian's free kick for Mikel's goal and let Oscar's shot go straight through him. Redeemed himself somewhat by denying Torres, but the Spaniard should have scored.

  • Andre Wisdom
    0
    1
    3.00

    Andre Wisdom

    Got back well to foil Eto'o, but the striker really should have done better. Did well on the whole, and showed a glimpse of his attacking talent early on with a neat pass in a dangerous area and then after the break with a surging run.

  • Jake Buxton
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jake Buxton

    Was solid alongside the youngster, Keane. Did very well to foil Cole around the hour mark as the England man was weighing up his targets. Generally resilient.

  • Michael Keane
    0
    0
    2.50

    Michael Keane

    Stood firm as part of a solid defence for an hour and showed composure on the ball and a willingness to get forward on rare occasions.

  • Craig Forsyth
    0
    0
    2.00

    Craig Forsyth

    Unadventurous and ineffectual attacking down the left but steady enough at the back.

  • John Eustace
    0
    0
    2.00

    John Eustace

    Put in a great tackle to deny a surging Oscar in the opening exchanges, but was later booked. Substituted as McClaren chased the game at 1-0 down.

  • Jeff Hendrick
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jeff Hendrick

    Impressed in the middle, though was not helped by his team-mates. Influence waned as the match wore on.

  • Will Hughes
    0
    0
    1.50

    Will Hughes

    Showed little to back up Premier League interest in him, and was booked for a bad lunge on Hazard in the second half. Disappointing afternoon for the youngster.

  • Christopher Martin
    0
    0
    2.00

    Christopher Martin

    Was very quiet for the most part and failed to really threaten the visiting defence. Did have one shot with five minutes left that Schwarzer had to turn away, though.

  • Jamie Ward
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jamie Ward

    Helped set the tempo early on but his influence faded as Chelsea took control. Wasted a free kick just outside the Blues box after the break. Replaced by Bennett after Mikel's goal.

  • Simon Dawkins
    0
    0
    2.00

    Simon Dawkins

    Provided some late threat in the first half with a direct run to force a corner, but too often his endeavours were in vain.

Substitutions

  • Conor Sammon
    0
    0

    Conor Sammon

    Came on for Eustace but chased the game, along with his team.

  • Mason Bennett
    0
    0

    Mason Bennett

    Replaced Ward at 1-0 but Chelsea quickly made it 2-0. Little influence aside from one low shot that went wide of the far post.

  • Mark Schwarzer
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mark Schwarzer

    Largely untroubled in the first period but his handling was up to scratch when called upon, including late on when he denied Martin.

  • Ashley Cole
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ashley Cole

    Made one vital interception early on, but was largely untroubled aside from two Derby bursts an hour apart.

  • César Azpilicueta
    0
    0
    2.00

    César Azpilicueta

    Had a quiet game at right-back; was not really called on in a defensive sense but did not do much attacking either.

  • David Luiz
    0
    0
    2.50

    David Luiz

    Some strong tackles and runs out of defence, though was nearly caught out 10 minutes before half-time after some sloppy play. Also had a couple of shots, but did no damage.

  • Gary Cahill
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Blocked a couple of shots early on and got back well to recover as Derby got in behind. Helped control the game from the back after the break.

  • John Obi Mikel
    0
    1
    3.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Helped drown out the Derby midfield and got the vital opening goal - just his fourth for the club - on his 300th appearance.

  • Michael Essien
    0
    0
    2.00

    Michael Essien

    Did little to stand out bar make things difficult for the home midfield, and was brought off soon after the break Mourinho pushed for a goal.

  • Oscar
    0
    0
    3.00

    Oscar Top of the Match

    Cut through the heart of the Derby defence with a brilliant early run, only to be tackled. Went close with a free kick and another long-range strike later in the first half, and generally looked the most creative force for the first hour before Willian stepped up and Hazard came on. Scored the second goal but goalkeeper Grant was at fault.

  • Ramires
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ramires

    Got forward to try to aid his side's attacks, and went close with a dipping shot after 30 minutes before hitting the post in first-half stoppage time. Was able to sit deeper after half-time and was largely untroubled in that role.

  • Willian
    0
    0
    3.00

    Willian

    Struggled to create much in the first half, and was often outnumbered on the edge of the area. Immediately improved in the second with a slide-rule ball to Oscar, and then delivered the cross for Mikel to head the opener.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    1
    0
    1.50

    Samuel Eto'o Flop of the Match

    Misplaced a simple pass to the free Ramires early on and then dallied on the ball when clean through when he really should have scored.

Substitutions

  • Eden Hazard
    1
    0
    2.50

    Eden Hazard

    Set up Oscar with a near first-time pass, but aside from his presence on the pitch did not do too much with the ball to influence proceedings.

  • Lewis Baker
    0
    0

    Lewis Baker

    Came on with three minutes to go.

  • Fernando Torres
    0
    0
    1.50

    Fernando Torres

    Really should have scored but tried to go around Grant rather than shoot and was denied. Then had a low shot that Grant parried out.

Results
 
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Position
Ranking
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Chris Porter Chris Porter
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4 2
Reuben Reid Reuben Reid
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4 1