A gentle work-out for the keeper after the midweek mayhem, although he will have been furious with himself that he dived over Dann's fizzing shot for the Leicester goal.
Steady display from the versatile defender, as he seamlessly moved back across into the centre-back role.
Solid display at right-back in what was a comfortable assignment.
Calm and unfussy display at left-back, although tended to opt for the safe option rather than anything too optimistic.
Showed support for Fabrice Muamba, his former Bolton team-mate, by revealing the T-shirt message 'Pray 4 Muamba' after putting his team 1-0 up with a regulation header from a corner. But the No24 was not entirely dominant against the lower league opposition, and had a few nervous moments.
Craft and graft from the Spaniard, who was once again deployed in the hole behind the centre-forward. Subbed at half-time with one eye on Wednesday's trip to Manchester City.
J. Obi Mikel
Strolled elegantly through most of the game but his lack of urgency contributed to the late revival from Leicester.
Mixed mediocrity with guile. Deserves credit for the calm square ball to Torres that finally helped ended the striker's goal drought and for the late corner onto the head of the Spaniard. Slid in the fifth goal for Chelsea.
Irritated the home fans on a few occasions with his failure to see the bigger picture after cutting in threateningly from the right flank.
Ended his five-month goal drought with a careful side-footer just when it seemed he would never supply the finish that his excellent approach play deserved and, then, for good measure, added a late header. Set up Kalou's goal with a surging run down the right and unselflishly laid on the late fifth for Meireles.
Usually surplus to requirements these days but his first-half goal was reward for a lively display on the left flank and he became only the second player after Sergio Aguero to score in the league, FA Cup, League Cup and Europe this season. Subbed after suffering an injury.
In front of his watching father Pete, he did the family name proud with an alert display of keeping. Made some fine reflex saves and proved a commanding presence in testing circumstances.
Might want to question those claiming Torres has completely lost his mojo. The left-back frequently floundered in the face of some turbo-charged runs from his former Liverpool colleague down the right flank. Made a fine second-half clearance from Torres.
The burly centre-back restricted the damage for his team with a string of crucial interceptions in the face of the wave of blue attacks.
Awkward display by the gangly centre-back. Had few answers to the pace, movement and imagination of Chelsea' front four.
S. St. Ledger
Carried the ball forward with reasonable authority but looked lost against Chelsea' s eager attacker. Subbed after 63 minutes.
Completely over-run in the opening half-hour by the dominance of Chelsea's midfield.
Bustling central midfield display, marked by a series of powerful box-to-box runs. Should have brought his team back into the game at 2-0 when he shot narrowly wide from inside the box but made partial amends with the fizzing shot that rattled back from the post and into the path of Beckford.
Showed some nifty footwork on a few occasions on the flanks but did not see enough of the ball to expose the full-backs.
His pace got him into some good positions and pulled a goal back for his team by hammering home the rebound from Dann's strike.
Anonymous display in right midfield apart from one inviting cross from the flank. Subbed three minutes before the break as Leicester gave greater protection to their defence.
His touch and control helped bring others into play but lacked the pace or surprise factor to open up the home side.
The bubble-permed defender had a few hairy moments after replacing Ivanovic.
- Paulo Ferreira
Looked a little lethargic in the midfield heartlands after replacing Kalou.
- F. Lampard
Enjoyed himself in the playmaker role. Nearly put Chelsea 3-0 up early in the second half with a long-ranger.
- D. Drogba
- A. Smith
Shielded the over-worked defence after replacing Gallagher three minutes before the break and then took over at right-back for the last half-hour.
- T. Kennedy
Plucked a rabbit out of the hat with his 25-yard screamer to reduce the deficit for Leicester.
Brought energy to the visitors' central midfield after replacing St Ledger.
- T. Hopper
- S. Howard