Left totally exposed by his team-mates for the first goal and was at fault for the second as he palmed Drogba's wicked shot into the path of Kalou. Made a stunning stop from a Lampard free-kick but was powerless to stop the Englishman from adding Chelsea's third prior to the break.
His dreadful clearance from Malouda's cross set up Drogba's equalizer and he struggled all afternoon against Kalou's cunning.
Had an absolute nightmare against Cole and Malouda in the first half, where he was exposed constantly by the duo.
Highly fortunate not to be booked for a hack on Drogba, who seemed to scare the living daylights out of the defender. From his vacated area that all of Chelsea's first-half goals were scored.
A steady enough afternoon for the giant Swede.
Fired over from a promising position on the edge of the area with the first real chance of the game. Showed glimpses of quality but otherwise totally overran by Chelsea's midfield trio.
Some lovely touches by the Scottish international were undone by his weakness in the midfield battle, as he struggled to get a grip on Essien or Mikel. Taken off for Jara.
Skillfully flicked the ball over David Luiz when it looked like the big Brazilian would send him flying into the stands and provided the assist to Odemwingie's opener.
The captain provides a touch of class and composure whenever he has the ball, with his first contribution being a wonderful drag-back that outfoxed Cole and his second a clever chip over the top that opened up space for Morrison. Should perhaps have provided Reid with better coverage, however. Came close with a second-half free-kick.
Typically combative Austrian crunched Drogba with a powerful but fair tackle to stop him from launching another attack. Struggled, however, against Chelsea's dominant midfield. Replaced by Vela.
A top-class finish from the Nigerian opened the scoring, but from then on he was left to feed on scraps.
Chipped for the opener but he did the right thing in coming out to close the angle.
The Serb checked the runs of Thomas well but eventually came off for Bosingwa.
An absolutely superb first half from the England man, who time and again found himself in space by virtue of picking the right moment to turn on the afterburners down the left flank, and on more than one occasion used his trickery to find space in the box.
Came in for plenty of stick from the home fans, but where doesn't he? Looked composed and led from the back with his customary calmness.
Ineligible for European competition, the Brazilian's return to the backline was a welcome one.
J. Obi Mikel
The Nigerian brute replaced Ramires in the middle for the away side and snapped and snarled throughout. Made a terrific late tackle to deny compatriot Odemwingie a one-on-one.
Had a hand in two goals as his cross was diverted by Shorey into the path of Drogba, before he dribbled and laid on a finish for Lampard. Some way back to the sort of form he reached last season
Unlucky to be denied by a stunning goal from a free-kick due to a top drawer save from Carson but soon found the net with a trademark blast from the edge of the area. Subbed off for Benayoun late on after a composed display.
Starting ahead of Nicolas Anelka in a three-pronged Chelsea attack, the Ivorian spurned a glorious chance before making amends by hammering in Drogba's parried shot. A lively day for the often chastised attacker, he also hit the bar with a deflected effort after some trickery in the second half.
The man who came off the bench to score at Old Trafford in midweek was given a deserved starting role, and showed once again why he is the king of strikers in London by putting on a hell of a show. Got Chelsea's equalizer with a predatory finish before bullying his way past two midfielders and hitting a stinging drive that Carson could only tip into the path of Kalou for the second. Replaced by Torres.
- 22 R. Turnbull
- 19 Paulo Ferreira
An early second-half substitute for Ivanovic. Offered thrust down the right.
- 18 Y. Zhirkov
Tricky Israeli came on to replace Lampard and showed signs of quality but wasted a chance to tee up Kalou for a fourth.
Replaced Drogba with 10 minutes to go and was judged offside with his first touch before hitting the back of the net, only to again be judged, and this time perhaps unfairly, offside. Frustration summed up his Chelsea career thus far, and provided a moment of comedy by swiping away at the ball and hitting air.
- 39 N. Anelka