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October 27, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 41495‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

Jose Mourinho's team climbed to second in the table after Fernando Torres seized upon Joe Hart's error to score a late winner, cancelling out Sergio Aguero's equaliser

By Wayne Veysey at Stamford Bridge

  • Petr Cech
    298
    67
    3.00

    Petr Cech

    Was guilty of being far too causal for Aguero's rocket goal but made fine near-post saves from both the striker and Silva.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    411
    24
    3.50

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Was combative, diligent and influential at set pieces in both boxes. Did get troubled by Silva's cunning but kept his head above water.

  • Ashley Cole
    302
    35
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    In his first start for three weeks, the England defender kept both Nasri and Navas quiet but offered little threat going forward.

  • Gary Cahill
    251
    58
    3.00

    Gary Cahill

    Showed unquestioned commitment but struggled to cope with the movement and cunning of Aguero and Silva. Unable to close the angle for the equaliser.

  • John Terry
    368
    34
    3.50

    John Terry

    The Chelsea skipper displayed sound leadership and organisation throughout.

  • Ramires
    449
    19
    4.00

    Ramires

    As effective as he was energetic, Ramires provided two brilliant first-half crosses from the right flank for Torres but neither were converted.

  • Frank Lampard
    205
    158
    2.00

    Frank Lampard

    The 35-year-old was overwhelmed by the pace of the game and the industry of City's midfield. Tends to look increasingly pedestrian in the marquee matches - and this was no exception. Subbed after 65 minutes.

  • Oscar
    269
    130
    3.00

    Oscar

    An off-key display in the No10 role. His passing was unsteady and caused little damage.

  • Eden Hazard
    289
    104
    3.00

    Eden Hazard

    His work-rate was impeccable but the Belgian was caught in possession too often and caused little alarm. Subbed after 83 minutes.

  • Fernando Torres
    1134
    35
    4.50

    Fernando Torres Top of the Match

    His most complete display yet in a big Chelsea game. Blazed wildly over at 0-0 but was the best player on the pitch in the first half as he brought the Bridge to its feet with his dynamism, aggression and turbo-charged bursts of acceleration. Brilliantly created the opener for Schurrle before smashing the crossbar with a howitzer. Was quieter in the second half but delighted the Bridge with a late winner.

  • Andre Schürrle
    495
    25
    3.50

    Andre Schürrle

    Justified his selection ahead of Mata with the opening goal and some smart movement across the front line. Subbed after 65 minutes.

Substitutions

  • John Obi Mikel
    280
    47
    3.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Helped shore up the midfield after replacing Lampard.

  • Willian
    345
    39
    3.50

    Willian

    Replaced Schurrle on the flank and his hopeful ball over the top late on inadvertently created the winner.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    232
    55

    Samuel Eto'o

    Did not have a chance to score a winner after coming on in the dying embers. Will have to work hard to outshine Torres with the Spaniard in this form.

  • Joe Hart
    55
    367
    1.50

    Joe Hart Flop of the Match

    His calamitous error in added time resulted in a dropped point for his team. Lost his head time when he raced from his goal and failed to collect Nastasic's back-header.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    83
    120
    3.50

    Pablo Zabaleta

    A tigerish display from the feisty Argentine. Made a string of important blocks, although rationed his always-threatening forward gallops.

  • Gael Clichy
    37
    195
    1.50

    Gael Clichy

    Was given a coating by Chelsea's nimble attackers. Torn to shreds by Torres in the build-up to the opener as the hosts continually preyed on his defensive weaknesses and lack of adequate cover.

  • Martín Demichelis
    72
    149
    2.50

    Martín Demichelis

    This was a difficult debut. Demichelis lost Schurrle for the Chelsea goal and was all at sea in the opening period but grew more comfortable as the game progressed.

  • Matija Nastasic
    74
    197
    3.00

    Matija Nastasic

    Struggled to deal with Torres' pace and was guilty of poor communication with Hart late on as his back-header was seized up by the striker for the winner.

  • Samir Nasri
    79
    114
    3.00

    Samir Nasri

    A peripheral figure in the first half, Nasri never gave up and provided a smart, threaded pass for Aguero's goal. Subbed midway through second half.

  • David Silva
    209
    59
    3.50

    David Silva

    Was ostensibly stationed on the left flank but with the licence to roam - and made the most of it. Silva was at the heart of City's best play with his touch, vision and clever passing.

  • Fernandinho
    166
    77
    3.50

    Fernandinho

    Bossed the midfield at times in perhaps his best display yet for City.

  • Yaya Touré
    84
    117
    2.50

    Yaya Touré

    Was unable to influence the match as much as City would have hoped on a rare off-day for the Ivorian.

  • Javi García
    40
    139
    3.00

    Javi García

    Proved diligent enough as a defensive screen but some of his tackles were mistimed and he wasted a brilliant headed chance at 1-1.

  • Sergio Agüero
    325
    67
    4.50

    Sergio Agüero

    An outstanding demonstration of the centre-forward's art. Threatened every time he had the ball and stunned Stamford Bridge with an outrageous, first-time equaliser, his fifth goal in a week.

Substitutions

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    60
    83

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    Replaced Garcia late on.

  • Jesús Navas González
    111
    92
    3.50

    Jesús Navas González

    A bright cameo from the winger. Caused Chelsea's tiring defence problems with his thrust and dribbling.

  • Negredo
    49
    92

    Negredo

    Replaced Aguero after 85 minutes.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0