Looked comfortable when called upon, but he was rarely tested by Chelsea’s attacking players.
Was a crucial attacking outlet on the right as he came forward numerous times and sent in some superb balls from set-pieces. Gave Ashley Cole a torrid time in Chelsea’s defence, and the Englishman had no response.
Defensively superb alongside Kucher as they shackled the European champions’ attacking threat and constantly looked to play an attacking ball forward.
Proved to be a real headache for Ivanovic down Shakhtar’s left as he came forward on numerous occasions and showcased some delightful passes.
Was solid in the centre of defence and could have scored a goal of his own with a shot that was parried away by Petr Cech in the first half. Booked for clever foul on Hazard.
Played an uncompromising role in the middle of Shakhtar’s midfield and managed to keep Oscar and Hazard virtually anonymous throughout, but picked up a late booking for a foul on Ramires.
Was a genuine threat all night for the home side, giving Chelsea problems every time he had the ball. Should perhaps have had a goal of his own, but was the heartbeat of Shakhtar’s attacking moves before being replaced by Douglas Costa.
Absolutely superb in the middle of the park, showing some superb movement and a full array of passes. Deserved his goal in the second half, which was a well-taken finish placed calmly past Cech.
Had a couple of superb chances, but the club’s top goalscorer this season was unable to find the net and was overshadowed somewhat by his Brazilian team-mates.
Used his strength to good effect when up against Chelsea’s defenders, and held the ball up well to bring in Fernandinho and Willian. However, could not create any genuine chances of his own.
Took advantage of an error by the Blues defenders to score the first goal, and otherwise looked dangerous going forward before being replaced by Ilsinho in the 82nd minute.
Kept Chelsea in the game with some superb saves having been powerless to prevent the opening goal, with his defence looking poor throughout.
Was happy to gallop forward when he had the chance, but really struggled to cope with the attacking threat of Darijo Srna and was yellow carded for a rash tackle.
Tried long, raking passes that almost always failed, while struggling to deal with Rat marauding forward on the left-hand side. Did redeem himself somewhat by providing the cross for Oscar's goal.
Made a poor tackle that led to the home side’s first goal and looked lost defensively, almost gifting Shakhtar a goal on a few occasions.
Made his return to the side as captain and was partly to blame for Shakhtar’s first goal while also being dominated by Luiz Adriano in particular.
J. Obi Mikel
Struggled to cope with the Shakhtar midfield, and often left Ramires hopelessly exposed against the onslaught from the home side's attacking players.
Another industrious performance, but he struggled to keep Shakhtar’s attacking players at bay and could not make any telling contributions with the ball at his feet.
Shackled by Hubschman throughout and struggled to find any rhythm in his passing as the Ukrainians kept him very quiet, but swept home a consolation goal for the away side late in the game.
Could not replicate his recent Premier League form in the face of some superb defending from the home side, and could not find the passing touch that had been ever-present in recent weeks.
Made his 100th appearance in European competition for Chelsea, but it was a night to forget as the Englishman was taken off inside 18 minutes with an injury and replaced by Eden Hazard.
Was isolated up front on his own and tried his best as he showed good strength and skill to ward off the home side’s defenders. However, he could not gain any chances and was replaced by Daniel Sturridge on 70 minutes.
Replaced the injured Frank Lampard after 18 minutes, but struggled to create any space and found his passing game was inadequate for most of the game.
Was brought on to replaced Fernando Torres in the 70th minute, but was unable to make any telling contributions in his cameo.