His decision-making, positioning and catching was spot-on, although he had few genuine saves to make. Could only watch in vain as Baines' free-kick was guided expertly beyond his reach. Saved one of five penalties in the shoot-out.
Expertly sniffed out danger and dominated in the air in both penalty boxes but should have given Chelsea a first-half lead when he blazed over with an unmanned goal at his mercy.
Was forced to make some fine last-ditch interceptions but dealt capably with Everton's second-string strikers in Saha's absence.
Careless in possession but provided some good early support from the right flank with some dangerous crosses.
Recovered from Coleman showing him a clean pair of heels early on to deliver a performance of typical assurance and slickness. Blasted his spot-kick over the bar to effectively knock Chelsea out of the FA Cup.
Had Everton's best two chances in the first half, one apiece on his right foot and favored left, but was brilliantly denied by Howard. His scheming on the left side of midfield helped Chelsea churn out second-half chances. Subbed at the end of normal time.
J. Obi Mikel
Never moved out of second gear (when does he ever?) and was withdrawn at half-time and replaced by Essien.
Became increasingly influential as the game progressed and Chelsea threw men forward. Came close to opening the scoring with three excellent second-half chances but his sat-nav remained on the blink until extra time, when he finally buried one of half a dozen presentable opportunities. Encouraging for Chelsea that he got in some brilliant goal-scoring positions and, now he has finally delivered that much needed open-play goal, the handbrake can really come off.
Encouraging display by the Brazilian, who has shown signs in recent weeks that he is not the dud he appeared in the autumn. He might need to practice his stimulation techniques, however. Booked for blatantly diving in the penalty area in the first half.
Deployed as a twin spearhead alongside Drogba rather than on the right flank as expected. His movement troubled Distin but little end product from the Ivorian.
Curious display from the recalled powerhouse. Went down like he had been shot early on following a Jagielka challenge and spent about 10 minutes wincing, hobbling and walking like an injured war veteran. Perhaps telling that he spent about two minutes on the touchline getting medical attention only a yard or so from Ancelotti and the Italian barely glanced at him. Began to move freer as the game progressed and came close on a number of occasions to conjuring something special from nothing without being at his best.
Magnificent display. Made three outstanding point-blank saves, two in the first half from Malouda and another from Lampard after the break. Did not look like a keeper who had only kept one clean sheet in his previous 18 games. Saved one penalty in the shoot-out and watched as another was blasted over by Cole.
Exceptional performance by the left-back, who defended solidly and provided super support down the flank to Everton's attacks with his forward bursts and pinpoint crosses. Just when Everton looked to be heading out of the FA Cup, his brilliant free-kick at the end of extra time handed his team a lifeline. Even without that dramatic intervention, he had been the best player on the pitch.
Had the misfortune of being the Everton player stationed closest to David Moyes in the first half and was given regular lectures on where he was going wrong. Got in some good positions throughout, and although his decision-making and crossing was inconsistent, he was always a threat.
HIs heavyweight clash with Drogba did not disappoint, although it will not have been lost on the Evertonian that one innocuous-looking challenge prompted 10 minutes of wincing and hobbling from Drogba. A first-class display of power and and authority from the center-back.
Showed fine powers of anticipation and concentration to make a series of excellent interceptions. Formed an formidable barrier with Jagielka.
Typified Everton's resilience with his in-built drive and commitment at right-back. Coolly blasted home the winning penalty.
Lacked the powers of acceleration to out-pace even the pedestrian Ferreira and one shocking back-pass nearly teed up Lampard for the opening goal. Withdrawn in the first period of extra-time.
The absence of David Luiz denied spectators the opportunity of Fellaini-Luiz hair-off. But there was plenty to admire from the Belgian, who adeptly broke up Chelsea's attacks. Had the ball in the net in the 89th minute but was rightly judged to be marginally off-side.
Uncertain display by the striker, whose decimated confidence was demonstrated by his lack of conviction and unwillingness to shoot when he got in some good positions. Never gave up, though.
One of the quietest players on the pitch. Deployed as the workhorse conduit between midfield and attack, he struggled to get involved and was subbed with 20 minutes left.
- R. Turnbull
- R. Bertrand
- J. Sala
- J. McEachran
Replaced Kalou in the second period of extra time as Chelsea shored up the midfield.
His extra-time introduction was the last thing that Everton's defenders would have wanted to see and a bit of magic from the Frenchman duly teed up Lampard for the goal that separated the two teams. Loses credit for his powderpuff penalty, which was lethargic verging on unprofessional.
- J. Mucha
- S. Duffy
Took on Fellaini's midfield anchorman role as Everton reshuffled their troops in the first period of extra time and was then swapped places late on with Jageilka as the visitors searched for an equalizer.
- T. Hibbert
Had some nice touches but struggled to get involved.
- J. Baxter
Brought greater physical presence to the Everton forward line when he replaced the struggling Beckford.