First tested on the 20-minute mark and made a great save. Was typically unwilling to let anything past thereafter and Rubin were only able to beat him from the spot.
Took his man on when needed and sent a great cross in during the build-up to the second goal. A solid night for the right-back, who cannot have too many complaints.
As ever with the Brazilian, it was his attacking display that outshone his defensive efforts – solid though they were. He set up the first goal with a delightful long pass and could be found in the Rubin penalty area during most of Chelsea’s prominent attacks.
Worked hard from the off, winning headers, making quick runs and winning challenges all around the park. The youngster did not shy away from the occasion here and vividly displayed his determination to prove his worth in Ashley Cole’s injury-enforced absence.
Solid both at the back and in the opposition penalty area for the entirety of the 90 minutes but was harshly punished for an unavoidable handball on the stroke of half-time. The skipper was booked for his efforts but can claim not to have done anything wrong.
The best player on the park in the opening 20 minutes, showing an abundance of energy and making jinking runs throughout. Worked hard for the rest of the encounter, too, and refused to be outshone by the likes of Mata and Hazard, despite an unnecessary booking late on.
Not the Brazilian’s best performance, though he marshalled the midfield with his usual strength and dynamism. Was clumsy with his tackles and careless with his shots.
The Nigerian showed superb energy down the right and his sensational touch and half-volley gave Chelsea their second goal mid-way through the first half. Was replaced by Hazard after 65 minutes and received a fully deserved standing ovation.
One of his quieter evenings, with the rarity of a few misplaced passes creeping into his game. Still, the veteran midfielder hardly put a foot wrong.
As with Moses, the Spaniard came off to a deserved standing ovation in the second half, having caused problems early on in both halves. Not his most productive game this campaign in terms of goals and just the one assist but the Spaniard still created the impact we know he can and was especially involved in the second half.
Another tremendous Europa League performance from the Spaniard, showing pace, flair, strength and a steady work-rate. Got fortunate with the first goal but could not have been any better throughout, putting away a fine header for the third and providing the cross for Chelsea’s second. Rough around the edges but overall a fantastic night for the 29-year-old.
Couldn’t stop Torres or Moses when it mattered but handled most things well, including his kicking – which was thoroughly scrutinized by the home fans with consistently loud jeers every time he touched the ball.
Did his job well for the most part – making crucial tackles and intervening with good headers. Could not cope with key men Torres, Mata and Moses, however, and can count himself lucky his side do not travel home to Russia with a greater deficit – and that’s saying something at 3-1.
Rough in the tackle and penalised for it after just 23 minutes. Led his side ably aside from that, though but was nowhere near stopping the likes of Torres, Mata and Moses from tearing his back four to shreds.
Not a memorable night for the defender as he was beaten too easily by the Chelsea wide-men and overlapping full-backs. Will need to be much stronger in the return leg.
Quiet down the left-hand side and kept under wraps ably by Azpilicueta whenever the full-back attempted to go forward. Did manage to send in the occasional cross but could not supply anything too dangerous.
Good energy and work-rate down the right-hand side but failed to provide the killer pass – though it was not from a lack of trying.
Easily Rubin’s star player on the night, the Israel international was confident on the ball and sprayed long passes from the middle of the park at will. Dispatched his first-half penalty with consummate ease.
Helped out both in defence and attack, notably stopping the surging Hazard mid-way through the second half, while also venturing into the Chelsea box on occasion. Hardly a world-beating performance, however.
A dull and uninspired contribution from the Spaniard, who lacked the spark needed to unlock a stubborn Chelsea side. Going to Stamford Bridge is a tough ask for anyone but it is fair to say this was not a day to remember for the Rubin midfielder.
Good footwork early on and could be seen finding the right balance between defence and attack as he moved from shielding the back four to playing fluent passes to his colleagues. Will hardly be remembered for terrorising the Blues.
The forward made a limited contribution before coming off injured after 45 minutes.