Made a few sharp saves and distributed well enough. Bearing in mind the rarity of the keeper's appearances, he didn't let anyone down.
The right-back's pace often got the somewhat cumbersome John Terry and Alex out of hot water a fair few times. Pushed on well, in a performance that got the job done, with few thrills or spills.
Woefully casual slip-up at the back allowed West Brom to snatch an early lead and from then on was dodgy throughout - allowing Long to get in behind him all too often. Not a performance to inspire confidence.
Textbook performance from the left back, who was sound defensively, as well as the catalyst for a lot of Chelsea's attacking endeavor. Definitely the best out of a bad bunch in the Chelsea back four. Rash challenge at the end of the game could have brought a harsher punishment.
Seemed to deal OK with the threat of Long and Tchoyi but his partnership with Alex was shaky and set the tone for the whole team, particularly during the first half.
J. Obi Mikel
For a deep-sitting midfielder, too many simple passes misplaced. Hardly the motor in the middle of the park that the club needs in order to push on.
Quite an anonymous game, which, for large periods, totally bypassed the Brazilian. Full of running but adds little creativity to a team that looked desperate for it.
Not the force of old. Was unable to connect midfield and attack to provide his side with any real fluidity going forward. In the long term, it will be interesting to see if Lampard becomes more and more marginalized after a pretty ineffective day.
Labured in possession and was anonymous for large stretches of the game, though did well to chalk up the equalizer. Much improved in the second half.
Seemed bereft of ideas, which is probably why he was withdrawn before the interval. With Sturridge and Lukaku coming into the fray, the Ivorian will struggle to keep his place in the starting lineup.
Much less effective today than against Stoke last week. The change to 4-4-2 seemed to suit the Spaniard, but his day was hardly punctuated with much craft. A performance that gives more questions than answers.
A steady pair of hands at the back. Will be a big signing for West Brom this year.
Had Kalou in his pocket first half and was hardly troubled by Ramires at all in the second. Pretty straight-forward day at the office for the full back.
Similar to Shorey in the way that, despite having an abundance of width, Chelsea didn't really threaten down any flank. Will be happy with his day's work. Made a tremendous block to deny Malouda.
Robust at the back and provides the stability needed to make this West Brom side the effective unit they are.
A comfy first half for the center back was followed up by a much tougher second. Nevertheless, dealt admirably with the constantly varied personnel up top for Chelsea.
A dependable, more so than eye-catching day from the captain, who did little of note in the final third.
A good foil for Long, working equally as hard as his strike partner to put the Chelsea back four under all manner of difficulties. Chances were few and far between but a good day at the office.
Ran the show in the middle of the park for most of the first half as Chelsea had to change shape in order to regain some authority in that particular area. Waned in influence as the game wore on.
A quiet one from the attacking midfielder who offered little going forward. A decent work rate and high tempo pressing helped his team out though.
Was an important level head in midfield for his team and at times massively out-thought his Chelsea counterparts.
Though the striker profited massively from Alex's laxness, his opening goal was any early reward for a bustling display that gave Chelsea's experienced back four plenty of problems. Looks like West Brom has got a bargain on its hands here.
- 22 R. Turnbull
- 19 Paulo Ferreira
A typically robust display from the defender after being brought on for the last 15.
Will be starting from now onwards. After being brought on before the first half was over, the Frenchman introduced verve to his somewhat down-and-out team. Scored the winner and saved his manager's bacon.
- 20 J. McEachran
- 30 Y. Benayoun
A powerful display that will further stoke the Drogba/Torres debate. On the evidence of today's cameo, has a reasonable chance of supplanting Torres in Villas-Boas' thoughts.