The veteran German could do nothing about the goal and, though he looked shaky with a few early clearances, the goalkeeper did nothing particularly wrong.
The right back enjoyed himself in the first half, causing Chelsea's left flank problems, but never really capitalized on the crossing opportunities afforded him.
Was defensively strong for the most part, though he did go missing for the second goal and proved helpless for the third.
Marshaled the Schalke defense adeptly for the majority of the night, though that didn't matter once his side conceded the second goal.
Was very disappointing as he found himself in an unfamiliar striking role that clearly did not suit either him or his team.
Showed some nice touches but was largely a passenger in tonight's contest, failing to provide any penetration for the home side.
Had very little effect on proceedings, barely featuring for the home side and giving away the ball for the second goal.
Sat in front of the back four quite well, though flailing helplessly against Oscar for the second might be his resounding memory of the night.
The midfielder was Schalke's great hope coming into this game and he failed to deliver as, a few nice touches aside, he was largely ineffective.
Was probably, and unexpectedly, Schalke's best performer of the night as he got forward down the left and put in some excellent deliveries.
The midfielder played well, particularly in the first half, picking out some nice passes, though he will be disappointed with his part played in the opener as he was caught ball-watching for Torres' goal.
Made a few smart saves in the first half but was never particularly tested. Did everything that was asked of him, however, and can be happy with his performance.
The veteran center back has come into form in recent weeks and that continued here, as he nullified any threat that Schalke, and Boateng in particular, posed with characteristic poise.
Provided Torres with the opener with a thumping header and though he struggled to contain Aogo in the first half, he was solid for the most part.
Starting in an unfamiliar left back spot, the right back visibly struggled against Uchida in the first half, though he improved notably in the second, forming part of an extremely impressive Chelsea defense.
Started in place of David Luiz, presumably with the hope of instilling some defensive stability, and he duly repaid his manager's faith with an extremely solid performance.
Provided Hazard with a lovely pass for the third and was a constant presence in midfield, buzzing around the Schalke midfielders and generally making himself a nuisance.
The German's inclusion over Mata still raises some eyebrows in some quarters but he was Chelsea's most threatening attacking force in the first half and impressed intermittently throughout.
Although fairly quiet for most of the game, the Belgian came alive for the last two goals, countering at some speed to provide his side with the goals that killed off the contest.
Provided a lovely assist for Torres' second and, though quiet in an attacking sense for the rest of the game, kept his shape well and did what was asked of him.
The Chelsea veteran, as is often the case these days, was a quiet but influential presence, retaining possession well and providing the Blues with some presence in the middle of the park.
Stepped in for Eto'o and bagged a brace. The Spaniard looked lively all night and did well to put Chelsea up two, rounding the keeper and finishing with composure.