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October 22, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Veltins-Arena — Gelsenkirchen
Referee:‬ V. Kassai‎
Attendance:‬ 54442‎
 
 
 
 
Eden Hazard 87′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Schalke 0-3 Chelsea

The Blues romped to victory courtesy of a double from Fernando Torres and a late individual effort from Eden Hazard, while Petr Cech was in fine form at the other end.

By Sam Wells

  • Timo Hildebrand
    2
    1
    3.00

    Timo Hildebrand

    The veteran German could do nothing about the goal and, though he looked shaky with a few early clearances, the goalkeeper did nothing particularly wrong.

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    2
    1
    2.50

    Benedikt Höwedes

    Marshaled the Schalke defense adeptly for the majority of the night, though that didn't matter once his side conceded the second goal.

  • Atsuto Uchida
    4
    2
    2.50

    Atsuto Uchida

    The right back enjoyed himself in the first half, causing Chelsea's left flank problems, but never really capitalized on the crossing opportunities afforded him.

  • Joel Matip
    1
    1
    2.50

    Joel Matip

    Was defensively strong for the most part, though he did go missing for the second goal and proved helpless for the third.

  • Max Meyer
    1
    2
    2.00

    Max Meyer

    Showed some nice touches but was largely a passenger in tonight's contest, failing to provide any penetration for the home side.

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng
    4
    5
    2.00

    Kevin-Prince Boateng Flop of the Match

    Was very disappointing as he found himself in an unfamiliar striking role that clearly did not suit either him or his team.

  • Julian Draxler
    4
    3
    2.50

    Julian Draxler

    The midfielder was Schalke's great hope coming into this game and he failed to deliver as, a few nice touches aside, he was largely ineffective.

  • Christian Clemens
    0
    1
    2.00

    Christian Clemens

    Had very little effect on proceedings, barely featuring for the home side and giving away the ball for the second goal.

  • Jermaine Jones
    2
    2
    2.50

    Jermaine Jones

    Sat in front of the back four quite well, though flailing helplessly against Oscar for the second might be his resounding memory of the night.

  • Dennis Aogo
    1
    1
    3.00

    Dennis Aogo

    Was probably, and unexpectedly, Schalke's best performer of the night as he got forward down the left and put in some excellent deliveries.

  • Roman Neustädter
    1
    2
    2.50

    Roman Neustädter

    The midfielder played well, particularly in the first half, picking out some nice passes, though he will be disappointed with his part played in the opener as he was caught ball-watching for Torres' goal.

Substitutions

  • Adam Szalai
    0
    2

    Adam Szalai

    Came on for the disappointing Boateng but barely touched the ball, though that was largely due to a lack of service.

  • Petr Cech
    21
    2
    3.50

    Petr Cech

    Made a few smart saves in the first half but was never particularly tested. Did everything that was asked of him, however, and can be happy with his performance.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    17
    2
    3.50

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Provided Torres with the opener with a thumping header and though he struggled to contain Aogo in the first half, he was solid for the most part.

  • Gary Cahill
    16
    3
    3.00

    Gary Cahill

    Started in place of David Luiz, presumably with the hope of instilling some defensive stability, and he duly repaid his manager's faith with an extremely solid performance.

  • John Terry
    16
    4
    3.00

    John Terry

    The veteran center back has come into form in recent weeks and that continued here, as he nullified any threat that Schalke, and Boateng in particular, posed with characteristic poise.

  • César Azpilicueta
    15
    3
    3.50

    César Azpilicueta

    Starting in an unfamiliar left back spot, the right back visibly struggled against Uchida in the first half, though he improved notably in the second, forming part of an extremely impressive Chelsea defense.

  • Ramires
    19
    5
    3.00

    Ramires

    Provided Hazard with a lovely pass for the third and was a constant presence in midfield, buzzing around the Schalke midfielders and generally making himself a nuisance.

  • Frank Lampard
    17
    3
    3.00

    Frank Lampard

    The Chelsea veteran, as is often the case these days, was a quiet but influential presence, retaining possession well and providing the Blues with some presence in the middle of the park.

  • Oscar
    25
    4
    2.50

    Oscar

    Provided a lovely assist for Torres' second and, though quiet in an attacking sense for the rest of the game, kept his shape well and did what was asked of him.

  • Eden Hazard
    22
    5
    2.50

    Eden Hazard

    Although fairly quiet for most of the game, the Belgian came alive for the last two goals, countering at some speed to provide his side with the goals that killed off the contest.

  • Fernando Torres
    48
    4
    4.00

    Fernando Torres Top of the Match

    Stepped in for Eto'o and bagged a brace. The Spaniard looked lively all night and did well to put Chelsea up two, rounding the keeper and finishing with composure.

  • Andre Schürrle
    19
    3
    3.00

    Andre Schürrle

    The German's inclusion over Mata still raises some eyebrows in some quarters but he was Chelsea's most threatening attacking force in the first half and impressed intermittently throughout.

Substitutions

  • David Luiz
    16
    5
    2.50

    David Luiz

    Came on in the midfield in the latter stages and performed fairly well, almost managing to make it four with a typically speculative effort.

  • John Obi Mikel
    18
    5
    2.50

    John Obi Mikel

    Came on to shore up the midfield and did just that, shielding the defense in the manner we've come to expect from the Nigerian.

Results
Group A Matchday 2
Times In EDT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
Paris St. Germain (PSG)
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
6 2