Spread himself well to save Carroll's drilled penalty but his handling was unconvincing and struggled to command his box.
One of Chelsea's brighter performers, although that is not saying much. Got no reward for some excellent first-half deliveries from the right flank.
Could have been sent off before halftime but survived to deliver another frantic, error-ridden center half performance.
Encouraging display but went missing for Liverpool's opening goal when he was caught badly out of position.
Rose like an NBA player to scoop Enrique's cross out of the sky with his hand, and could have few complaints about the subsequent penalty. Struggled to deal with Carroll's height and power.
An unhappy evening for the Chelsea youngster. Looked crestfallen when he limped off in the first half after failing to shake off a knock. Had failed to impress at the tip of the midfield diamond up to that point.
Hit the bar with a header but was otherwise ineffective on the left of Chelsea's diamond. Subbed in the second half.
Began on the right of the midfield diamond and moved to the tip when McEachran limped. Did not convinced in either role although he never flagged in his desire to pull Chelsea back into the game.
Constructive, even silky, in possession and screened his defence well. Easily the most impressive Chelsea midfielder on view.
Foraged hard alongside Torres up front but looked off the pace, which is not surprising given that he has not played for five weeks. Withdrawn when Liverpool went 2-0 up.
Apologetic and anonymous display from the £50 million man. Received little service from a hesitant midfield but made little headway against Liverpool's re-jigged defense. After a brief revival looks like he has reached rock bottom again.
Had far less to do than he would have expected. The saves he had to make were completed with little fuss.
Chelsea's narrow midfield meant he was often the spare man for Liverpool and made the most of it with some lung-busting runs down the right flank. The icing on the cake came with his bundled header, his first goal for the club. Defended solidly too..
Like he had never been away. Barked out orders like a sergeant major and ensured his teammates stuck to their disciplined task.
Rarely lets his standards drop and this was another dynamic display at left back. Helped win the penalty with the excellent cross that was handled by Alex.
Lacked composure at times but his telescopic legs got him out of trouble on a number of occasions and he also made some excellent headed clearances. Cleared Luiz's header off the line after 55 minutes.
Scored the opening goal at the Bridge for the second time in 10 days with a smart first-time finish. Did not make the most of all the excellent positions he got into but surely deserves more opportunities in the league.
An encouraging display in the Kuyt position on the right flank topped with a fabulously weighted pass to set Bellamy free to set up Maxi for the opening goal.
Titanic at Stamford 10 days ago and equally formidable tonight as he dominated the midfield alongside his sidekick Spearing. Incredible energy levels and commitment given the Man City assignment 48 hours previously. A big worry for Liverpool that he injured his knee in a clash with Mata and was stretchered off midway through the second half.
Tigerish and tenacious, he never gave Chelsea's midfield time to settle on the ball.
Held the ball up well in the battering ram role and did a fine job of bringing his colleagues into play. Unconvincing penalty attempt, which he drilled straight at Turnbull.
Wiped away tears from the minute's applause for his friend Gary Speed to deliver a menacing display oozing with nusiance value. He set up Liverpool's two goals, first with a perfectly weighted pass to Maxi and then a fizzing free kick on to Kelly's head.
- 40 Hilário
- 2 B. Ivanović
- 19 Paulo Ferreira
Brought greater energy to Chelsea's midfield but his distribution was hit-and-miss.
- 21 S. Kalou
Could not quite find his way past Reina with one of Chelsea's best chances of the game.
Knocked it around nicely but the game was almost won by the time he was summoned from the bench.