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Played
February 9, 2013 11:00 PM MYT
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 41562‎
 
23′ Ramires
56′ Eden Hazard
 
 
90+2′ Marko Marin
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chelsea 4-1 Wigan

Eden Hazard and Ramires gave the hosts a two-goal lead but a Shaun Maloney effort set up a nervy finish until Frank Lampard and Marko Marin secured the win

By Husmukh Kerai at Stamford Bridge

  • Petr Cech
    73
    61
    2.00

    Petr Cech

    Made a good low save to deny Di Santo early on before keeping out a good effort from Maloney later in the half. Was beaten by an alert Maloney for Wigan's goal, he would have liked to have done better.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    56
    74
    2.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Dealt with the threat of Franco Di Santo well on the whole, was caught out of position on a couple of occasions.

  • Ashley Cole
    52
    72
    2.00

    Ashley Cole

    Maloney drifted in field more often than not, leaving Cole with little to do defensively. Was not his usual assured self going forward, misplaced a couple of passes in the final third.

  • David Luiz
    130
    20
    3.50

    David Luiz

    Back in his best position, the Brazilian's range of passing was superb. He broke out of his own half well to create the Blues' opening goal.

  • Gary Cahill
    51
    74
    2.00

    Gary Cahill

    A nervy second-half performance after Wigan got themselves back into the match but did enough to help his side see out the win.

  • César Azpilicueta
    97
    72
    3.50

    César Azpilicueta

    Had a tough task keeping Beausejour under wraps on the left flank but kept the Honduran quiet overall. His delivery into the box when in the final third was reliable throughout. Great run and cross for Hazard's goal.

  • Ramires
    120
    30
    3.00

    Ramires

    Took his goal superbly after making a lung-busting run to overlap Fernando Torres.

  • Frank Lampard
    136
    98
    3.00

    Frank Lampard

    Could have done a little more with a couple of half chances, apart from that the Chelsea skipper had an uneventful afternoon, until he lashed home another goal late on.

  • Oscar
    125
    91
    3.00

    Oscar

    Made a couple of sloppy passes early on but then began to influence the game with his inventive use of the ball as the game progressed.

  • Eden Hazard
    208
    84
    4.00

    Eden Hazard Top of the Match

    His trickery gave Stam and Scharner a real headache throughout the match and he took his goal superbly to double Chelsea's lead.

  • Fernando Torres
    218
    54
    2.50

    Fernando Torres

    Played a lovely first-time ball to set up Ramires' opening goal. Could have got on the scoresheet himself but was denied by a string of fine saves from Al-Habsi.

Substitutions

  • Marko Marin
    132
    41
    3.00

    Marko Marin

    Made a short cameo appearance late on.

  • Yossi Benayoun
    1
    3
    3.00

    Yossi Benayoun

    Replaced Cahill as the Blues saw out the win.

  • Juan Mata
    119
    78
    3.00

    Juan Mata

    Came on as a late substitute and used the ball effectively. Played a cute dummy to set up Lampard's goal.

  • Ali Al Habsi
    26
    13
    3.00

    Ali Al Habsi

    Kept Wigan in the game with a string of fine saves in the first half but did not have a lot to do after the break.

  • Gary Caldwell
    3
    14
    1.50

    Gary Caldwell

    Lost out in a number of aerial duels with Fernando Torres but made a couple of last-ditch challenges in the second period to keep Wigan in the game.

  • Ronnie Stam
    7
    11
    1.50

    Ronnie Stam

    Got forward down the right flank on plenty of occasions but rarely got past Ashley Cole or managed to deliver anything of any real quality into his forwards.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    10
    15
    1.00

    Maynor Figueroa Flop of the Match

    Made superb challenge on Hazard to deny the Belgian the chance to open the scoring. Lucky to stay on the pitch after a number of wreckless challenges.

  • James McCarthy
    3
    14
    2.00

    James McCarthy

    Rarely got himself on the ball with a chance to get his head up and therefore failed to influence the game as he would have liked.

  • James McArthur
    5
    10
    2.50

    James McArthur

    Had trouble keeping tabs on Chelsea's midfield trio and often found himself being caught out in possession. Improved after the break and clipped a superb pass for Maloney's goal.

  • R. Espinoza
    3
    12
    1.50

    R. Espinoza

    Was caught out of position on a few occasions and had an anonymous game otherwise.

  • Jean Beausejour
    6
    10
    2.00

    Jean Beausejour

    Made a bright start to the game but his influence faded later in the match. Maintained a good standard of delivery from the left-hand side.

  • Paul Scharner
    7
    9
    1.50

    Paul Scharner

    Settled back into the Wigan team well, showing good strength in a couple of early challenges. Began to look off the pace in the second period.

  • Franco Di Santo
    13
    11
    1.50

    Franco Di Santo

    Showed endeavour and enthusiasm against his old club but failed to trouble the Chelsea centre-halves. Brought a fine save out of Cech in the opening minutes.

  • Shaun Maloney
    9
    9
    3.00

    Shaun Maloney

    Wigan's best player on the day and deservedly got himself on the scoresheet with a fine finish. His link-up play was impressive and he managed to test Cech more than any of his team-mates.

Substitutions

  • David Jones
    4
    9
    2.00

    David Jones

    Came on in the last ten minutes as Wigan chased the game but never influenced proceedings.

  • Arouna Kone
    11
    9
    1.50

    Arouna Kone

    Came on as a late sub and had a good chance to level the scores late on but his shot from inside the area was tame.

Results
 
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18 6
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15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
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15 0