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April 18, 2013 12:30 AM IST
Craven Cottage — London
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 25002‎
 
 
David Luiz 30′
 
John Terry 43′
 
John Terry 71′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fulham 0-3 Chelsea

Two headed goals from John Terry and a long-range belter from Daviz Luiz helped the Blues to secure a west London derby win and three precious points in the race for the top four

By Ewan Roberts

  • Mark Schwarzer
    3
    15
    2.50

    Mark Schwarzer

    Powerless to stop all three goals but gave an unsure performance. Flapped at crosses, spilled shots and was even knocked over by a Lampard free kick. Beginning to show his age.

  • John Arne Riise
    4
    8
    3.00

    John Arne Riise

    Brought width down the left wing and defended well, curbing Hazard's advances up the line. Covered his team-mates well too. Brought off for Rodallega as Fulham attempted a comeback.

  • Philippe Senderos
    6
    22
    1.50

    Philippe Senderos Flop of the Match

    A weak link in defence, Senderos was caught flat-footed far too often and failed to pick up Terry for both of the Chelsea captain's goals. Also poor on the ball, conceding possession cheaply on several occasions.

  • Brede Hangeland
    3
    10
    3.00

    Brede Hangeland

    Was forced to compensate for Senderos a lot, bailing out his hapless partner. Solid and commanding in the air, and passed the ball out from the back well.

  • Sascha Riether
    10
    7
    3.50

    Sascha Riether

    An constant outlet down the right flank, bursting up the touchline with verve and intent. Fizzed in several inch-perfect crosses which should have been converted. An excellent display.

  • Giorgos Karagounis
    20
    6
    3.00

    Giorgos Karagounis

    The veteran midfielder, soon to be out of contract and evidently keen to impress, just about got the better of Chelsea's midfield. Always on the move, spreading passes and driving forward. Replaced by Frimpong.

  • Urby Emanuelson
    5
    16
    2.00

    Urby Emanuelson

    A really poor performance for the AC Milan loanee, who looked uncomfortable on the wing. Never took on Ivanovic and created very little for his side.

  • Eyong Enoh
    2
    12
    3.00

    Eyong Enoh

    Brought real mobility and feistiness in midfield, something Fulham have often lacked this season. Tackled hard in midfield, though was not progressive enough on the ball.

  • Dimitar Berbatov
    11
    14
    2.50

    Dimitar Berbatov

    Played from very deep, dropping into midfield to link and pull strings for Fulham. Showed his class with subtle touches and little flicks but not consistent enough. Ramires did a good job on him.

  • Mladen Petric
    4
    16
    2.00

    Mladen Petric

    Ploughed a lone furrow up top, running the channels and harrassing Chelsea's centre-backs. Ineffective, though desperately devoid of service, and blocked Senderos' goalbound header while in an offside position.

  • Bryan Ruiz
    2
    15
    2.50

    Bryan Ruiz

    Did not have his usual influence on the match when pushed out to the flank and struggled to affect the match. Missed a great chance in the opening minutes but prodded over.

Substitutions

  • Emmanuel Frimpong
    6
    7

    Emmanuel Frimpong

    Replaced Karagounis with less than 15 minutes remaining.

  • Kerim Frei
    4
    6

    Kerim Frei

    Came on in place of Petric with the game drawing to its conclusion.

  • Hugo Rodallega
    6
    6
    3.00

    Hugo Rodallega

    Came on with a little over 20 minutes remaining in place of Rodallega. Fulham were too open after his introduction but the forward worked hard up front and looked keener to dart behind the defence than Petric.

  • Petr Cech
    94
    1
    3.50

    Petr Cech

    The Czech shot-stopper has been in fantastic form recently and continued that run here. Made a number of vital stops to deny Fulham and exuded calmmess behind the Chelsea defence.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    71
    14
    3.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Rarely troubled by Emanuelson and was solid defensively but provided almost zero attacking impetus. Dived into a challenge on Petric that could, perhaps should, have been red-carded.

  • David Luiz
    160
    7
    4.00

    David Luiz Top of the Match

    Always looked forward when on the ball, probing Fulham with his passing, and capped his 100th Chelsea appearance with a fine goal, firing an unstoppable shot past Schwarzer from long range. A complete performance.

  • John Terry
    117
    7
    3.50

    John Terry

    Looked worried by the pace of Petric and could have given away a penalty. Largely untroubled, though, and took his goals well, sneaking in behind Senderos and heading in from close range.

  • Ryan Bertrand
    51
    30
    3.00

    Ryan Bertrand

    A willing runner down the left flank but let down by his end product. Frequently worried by the overlaps of Riether but kept Ruiz quiet. Gradually growing in stature.

  • Ramires
    72
    10
    3.50

    Ramires

    Covered a lot of ground in midfield, biting at heels and pressing aggressively. Busy, though not penetrative on the ball. Having worked tirelessly, he was repaced late on in the second half.

  • Frank Lampard
    53
    86
    2.50

    Frank Lampard

    Looked slow and wooden against Fulham's busier and more mobile midfield. Used the ball quite well but his role was largely reduced to shooting from range - with most if his efforts blocked or off-target.

  • Victor Moses
    42
    75
    2.00

    Victor Moses

    Posed very little threat and, when afforded time and space, he wasted it with ill-advised shots and wayward passes. A really poor showing.

  • Eden Hazard
    48
    86
    2.00

    Eden Hazard

    Really struggled to make his impact felt, rarely beating his man or creating chances. Peripheral, he was replaced by Oscar in the second half.

  • Fernando Torres
    187
    23
    2.50

    Fernando Torres

    A hit-and-miss performance from the Spaniard; he worked hard up front, closing down and winning back possession, but was wasteful in the final third. Scuffed volleys and sliced shots but held the ball up well.

  • Juan Mata
    74
    61
    3.00

    Juan Mata

    Often looked tired and laboured but produced a moment of quality when it mattered with a fantastic deep cross towards Terry for the Blues' second goal. Set-pieces a threat throughout.

Substitutions

  • Oscar
    55
    49
    3.00

    Oscar

    Replaced Hazard in the second half and looked lively. Linked play and tried to beat his man. A decent cameo.

  • John Obi Mikel
    54
    28

    John Obi Mikel

    Came on for the industrious Ramires with under 15 minutes remaining. Busy and combative in midfield as Chelsea looked to see out the win.

  • Demba Ba
    46
    34

    Demba Ba

    Replaced Mata in the closing stages.

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