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1 vs 2
Played
September 18, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ D. Orsato‎
Attendance:‬ 40358‎
 
45′ Oscar
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chelsea 1-2 Basel

Jose Mourinho's men were stunned as the Swiss side came from behind to win at Stamford Bridge with second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Marcos Streller.

By Greg Stobart

  • Petr Cech
    10
    16
    2.00

    Petr Cech

    The Chelsea goalkeeper had very little to do but might feel disappointed with his weak attempt to keep out Streller's winner.

  • Ashley Cole
    9
    29
    1.50

    Ashley Cole Flop of the Match

    A tough evening for the England left back up against the pace and trickery of Salah. Mistimed some challenges and was caught ball-watching as Basel looked to play the ball in behind him.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    14
    12
    2.50

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Dependable defensively and rarely troubled, although he could have offered more of an attacking threat on the right. Dangerous from set pieces and went close with two second-half headers.

  • David Luiz
    11
    17
    2.00

    David Luiz

    Strong interceptions and impressive on the ball as he looked to play into the midfield — but always has a mistake in him and his role was questionable for Basel's equalizer.

  • Gary Cahill
    7
    18
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Made a couple of key interceptions in the first half and was generally solid, especially up against the size and strength of Streller.

  • Eden Hazard
    5
    28
    2.00

    Eden Hazard

    The Belgian showed flashes of brilliance but his final delivery was uncharacteristically wayward, highlighted by a sliced effort in the first half.

  • Frank Lampard
    8
    17
    2.50

    Frank Lampard

    On the fringes for much of the game in a deep-lying role but produced a perfectly executed pass to set up Oscar's opener.

  • Marco van Ginkel
    13
    13
    1.50

    Marco van Ginkel

    The Dutchman was perhaps a surprise starter and didn't have the best of evenings. A little off the pace as he was booked for a late challenge and showed a heavy touch on occasions. Kept his passing simple and worked hard defensively.

  • Oscar
    30
    9
    3.50

    Oscar

    Chelsea's shining light in a drab, uninspiring team performance. Gave the hosts the lead just before the break with a brilliantly timed run and shot and his creativity always threatened the Basel defense. Hit the crossbar in the second half with a superb striker from 25 yards.

  • Willian
    9
    17
    2.50

    Willian

    The 30 million pound Brazilian will improve but made a solid enough debut for his new club. Stationed mainly on the right and produced some classy passes and dribbles. Will give him the benefit of the doubt for a nasty looking stray elbow on Safari. Replaced by Mata after 67 minutes.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    11
    32
    2.50

    Samuel Eto'o

    The Cameroonian looked physically sharp and his movement was impressive — but he lacked composure in the final third. Tended to pull out to the left touchline.

Substitutions

  • John Obi Mikel
    9
    15
    2.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Replaced van Ginkel 15 minutes from time as Mourinho tried and failed to protect a one-goal lead.

  • Demba Ba
    5
    20

    Demba Ba

    Came on in the 76th minute but never threatened Basel.

  • Juan Mata
    12
    21
    2.50

    Juan Mata

    Came on for Willian in the 67th minute but the Spaniard had little impact and looked lacking in match sharpness.

  • Yann Sommer
    6
    1
    2.50

    Yann Sommer

    Looked a little uncomfortable under crosses but rarely troubled, other than Oscar's goal, and sharp off his line.

  • Kay Voser
    6
    0
    2.50

    Kay Voser

    The right back coped impressively with the duel threat of Hazard and Eto'o on the Chelsea wing. Strong in one-on-one situations.

  • Fabian Schär
    7
    0
    3.00

    Fabian Schär

    Dominant in the air up against Eto'o, made vital interceptions and took up good defensive positions.

  • Behrang Safari
    5
    1
    2.50

    Behrang Safari

    The left back was strong against Willian and after taking a blow to the head played a role in Salah's well-worked equalizer.

  • I. Ivanov
    6
    1
    2.50

    I. Ivanov

    Slightly caught out by Oscar's movement for Chelsea's opener but it was the only mistake in a very impressive display. Also comfortable on the ball.

  • Valentin Stocker
    7
    0
    3.00

    Valentin Stocker

    Good energy up and down the left side for the visitors and looked to link up quickly with teammates on the counterattack.

  • Fabian Frei
    7
    0
    3.00

    Fabian Frei

    Worked very hard defensively as he sat in front of the back four and denied space for Chelsea's attacking midfielders. Vital performance and tidy on the ball.

  • Marcelo Díaz
    8
    0
    3.00

    Marcelo Díaz

    Looked a little overweight to the naked eye but his stamina was excellent and his passing accurate. Could have produced better deliveries from set pieces.

  • Mohamed Salah
    40
    2
    4.00

    Mohamed Salah Top of the Match

    Basel's most dangerous player by some distance and deserved his goal in the 71st minute, which he placed into the far corner. Pace and trickery too much for the Chelsea players to handle for much of the night.

  • Marco Streller
    13
    0
    4.00

    Marco Streller

    The Swiss captain offered a useful focal point for Basel's counterattacking play and made a huge impact. Provided the assist for Salah's equalizer with a neat pass before heading home the late winner.

  • Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio
    3
    2
    2.00

    Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio

    The bandy-legged forward had one shot in the first half from 30 yards but it was his only real involvement of note before being replaced in the 65th minute.

Substitutions

  • Arlind Ajeti
    2
    1

    Arlind Ajeti

    Came on for Stocker in the 83rd minute.

  • Taulant Xhaka
    2
    0

    Taulant Xhaka

    Replaced Salah two minutes from time.

  • Matias Emilio Delgado
    3
    0
    3.00

    Matias Emilio Delgado

    Useful on the ball in between the lines after replacing Sio in the 65th minute.

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