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October 29, 2013 3:45 PM EDT
Emirates Stadium — London
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 59455‎
 
 
 
Juan Mata 66′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

Azpilicueta & Mata strike as Blues book place in quarter-final of the Capital One Cup

By Greg Stobart

  • Lukasz Fabianski
    7
    21
    2.50

    Lukasz Fabianski

    The Pole took the place of compatriot Szczesny. Could do nothing about the Chelsea goal after being sold short by Jenkinson, and powerless to stop Mata's bullet.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
    20
    7
    2.50

    Thomas Vermaelen

    Not always alert to Eto'o movement but solid enough display from the Arsenal captain on his return to the side.

  • Monreal
    20
    7
    2.50

    Monreal

    Zipped a shot just wide of the post in the first half as he looked to support the Chelsea attack. Solid defensively and always looked to get forward.

  • Carl Jenkinson
    6
    38
    1.00

    Carl Jenkinson Flop of the Match

    Worked hard up and down Arsenal's right flank but guilty of an awful header back towards his own goal for Chelsea's opener.

  • Laurent Koscielny
    22
    7
    2.50

    Laurent Koscielny

    Solid defensively as he read the danger and made pertinent interventions to stop Chelsea attacks.

  • Aaron Ramsey
    26
    8
    2.50

    Aaron Ramsey

    Busy performance in central midfield but unable to influence the game in the final third.

  • Santi Cazorla
    22
    9
    2.50

    Santi Cazorla

    Played as the playmaker in the No.10 role. Picked the ball up in good positions and produced some lovely touches but was unable to pick out the final pass. Dragged a late left-footed strike wide of the post.

  • Jack Wilshere
    19
    18
    2.00

    Jack Wilshere

    Arsenal's captain for the night, he kept the hosts ticking along with his precise passing but was inconsistent with his delivery in the final third.

  • Tomas Rosicky
    26
    6
    2.50

    Tomas Rosicky

    The Czech playmaker played mainly off the left side but was largely on the periphery of the game.

  • Ryo Miyaichi
    11
    27
    2.00

    Ryo Miyaichi

    The Japanese forward was given a chance on the right side of the Gunners' midfield but made no real impression despite working tirelessly for his team.

  • Nicklas Bendtner
    12
    30
    2.00

    Nicklas Bendtner

    The Dane worked hard following his selection to lead the line for the hosts but movement could have been sharper as he failed to get a genuine sight of goal.

Substitutions

  • Mesut Özil
    26
    14
    2.50

    Mesut Özil

    Came on for Myaichi in the 63rd minute. Looked to open up the Chelsea defence but created no genuine chances.

  • Chu-Young Park
    22
    18

    Chu-Young Park

    Came on for Ramsey nine minutes from time.

  • Olivier Giroud
    25
    8
    2.50

    Olivier Giroud

    Came on for Bendtner in the 67th minute to lead the line. Almost immediately tested Schwarzer with a left-foofted shot on the turn inside the area.

  • Mark Schwarzer
    31
    8
    2.50

    Mark Schwarzer

    The Australian stepped in for Cech and did everything asked of him with solid handling in his box.

  • David Luiz
    28
    9
    2.50

    David Luiz

    A couple of shaky moments for the Brazilian but solid on the whole at the heart of Chelsea's defence.

  • Gary Cahill
    26
    8
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Coped easily enough with Bendtner's threat. Made good decisions defensively and tidy on the ball.

  • César Azpilicueta
    41
    10
    3.00

    César Azpilicueta

    Opened the scoring for the visitors as he pounced on a mistake to volley in off the far post. Dealt well with the attacking threat of Rosicky and Cazorla.

  • Ryan Bertrand
    27
    9
    2.50

    Ryan Bertrand

    The Chelsea left-back handled Arsenal's attacks with very few problems and always looked to get forward to support the visitors' forays forward.

  • Michael Essien
    62
    16
    3.00

    Michael Essien

    Chelsea's captain on the night kept the visitors ticking along with his tidy passing, excellent coverage of ground and impressive physicality.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    30
    9
    2.50

    Kevin De Bruyne

    The Belgian struggled to find space in the final third but put in a good shift for the away side before being replaced by Ramires in the 69th minute.

  • Willian
    34
    11
    2.50

    Willian

    The Brazilian summer signing was particularly threatening on the counterattack as he drifted in between the lines and looked to pick out incisive passes.

  • John Obi Mikel
    47
    14
    3.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Protected the back four well with his excellent positioning, important interceptions and efficient use of the ball.

  • Juan Mata
    73
    11
    3.50

    Juan Mata Top of the Match

    The Spaniard smashed home Chelsea's second goal of the game in the 66th minute with his weaker right foot to seal the victory. Constantly probing as he picked up the ball in between the lines, either centrally or on the right.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    28
    17
    2.50

    Samuel Eto'o

    The Cameroonian led the Chelsea attack with vim and vigour. Great movement in the channels to link up play but lacked the final finish as he stabbed just wide in the second-half.

Substitutions

  • Ramires
    31
    7
    2.50

    Ramires

    The Brazilian played with energy and drive after replacing De Bruyne in the 69th minute.

  • Demba Ba
    30
    8
    2.50

    Demba Ba

    Came on for Eto'o in the 81st minute and held the ball up well.

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