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October 29, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Emirates Stadium — London
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 59455‎
 
 
 
Juan Mata 66′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata scored the goals as Jose Mourinho's Blues booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup

By Greg Stobart at Emirates Stadium

  • Lukasz Fabianski
    47
    130
    2.50

    Lukasz Fabianski

    The Pole took the place of compatriot Szczesny. Could do nothing about the Chelsea goal after being sold short by Jenkinson, and powerless to stop Mata's bullet.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
    97
    104
    2.50

    Thomas Vermaelen

    Not always alert to Eto'o movement but solid enough display from the Arsenal captain on his return to the side.

  • Monreal
    109
    87
    2.50

    Monreal

    Zipped a shot just wide of the post in the first half as he looked to support the Chelsea attack. Solid defensively and always looked to get forward.

  • Carl Jenkinson
    34
    303
    1.00

    Carl Jenkinson Flop of the Match

    Worked hard up and down Arsenal's right flank but guilty of an awful header back towards his own goal for Chelsea's opener.

  • Laurent Koscielny
    143
    63
    2.50

    Laurent Koscielny

    Solid defensively as he read the danger and made pertinent interventions to stop Chelsea attacks.

  • Aaron Ramsey
    121
    85
    2.50

    Aaron Ramsey

    Busy performance in central midfield but unable to influence the game in the final third.

  • Santi Cazorla
    131
    74
    2.50

    Santi Cazorla

    Played as the playmaker in the No.10 role. Picked the ball up in good positions and produced some lovely touches but was unable to pick out the final pass. Dragged a late left-footed strike wide of the post.

  • Jack Wilshere
    95
    139
    2.00

    Jack Wilshere

    Arsenal's captain for the night, he kept the hosts ticking along with his precise passing but was inconsistent with his delivery in the final third.

  • Tomas Rosicky
    139
    76
    2.50

    Tomas Rosicky

    The Czech playmaker played mainly off the left side but was largely on the periphery of the game.

  • Ryo Miyaichi
    63
    205
    2.00

    Ryo Miyaichi

    The Japanese forward was given a chance on the right side of the Gunners' midfield but made no real impression despite working tirelessly for his team.

  • Nicklas Bendtner
    65
    256
    2.00

    Nicklas Bendtner

    The Dane worked hard following his selection to lead the line for the hosts but movement could have been sharper as he failed to get a genuine sight of goal.

Substitutions

  • Mesut Özil
    171
    104
    2.50

    Mesut Özil

    Came on for Myaichi in the 63rd minute. Looked to open up the Chelsea defence but created no genuine chances.

  • Chu-Young Park
    66
    135

    Chu-Young Park

    Came on for Ramsey nine minutes from time.

  • Olivier Giroud
    135
    79
    2.50

    Olivier Giroud

    Came on for Bendtner in the 67th minute to lead the line. Almost immediately tested Schwarzer with a left-foofted shot on the turn inside the area.

  • Mark Schwarzer
    242
    33
    2.50

    Mark Schwarzer

    The Australian stepped in for Cech and did everything asked of him with solid handling in his box.

  • David Luiz
    233
    38
    2.50

    David Luiz

    A couple of shaky moments for the Brazilian but solid on the whole at the heart of Chelsea's defence.

  • Gary Cahill
    206
    33
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Coped easily enough with Bendtner's threat. Made good decisions defensively and tidy on the ball.

  • César Azpilicueta
    270
    25
    3.00

    César Azpilicueta

    Opened the scoring for the visitors as he pounced on a mistake to volley in off the far post. Dealt well with the attacking threat of Rosicky and Cazorla.

  • Ryan Bertrand
    196
    36
    2.50

    Ryan Bertrand

    The Chelsea left-back handled Arsenal's attacks with very few problems and always looked to get forward to support the visitors' forays forward.

  • Michael Essien
    312
    39
    3.00

    Michael Essien

    Chelsea's captain on the night kept the visitors ticking along with his tidy passing, excellent coverage of ground and impressive physicality.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    202
    46
    2.50

    Kevin De Bruyne

    The Belgian struggled to find space in the final third but put in a good shift for the away side before being replaced by Ramires in the 69th minute.

  • Willian
    278
    31
    2.50

    Willian

    The Brazilian summer signing was particularly threatening on the counterattack as he drifted in between the lines and looked to pick out incisive passes.

  • John Obi Mikel
    256
    41
    3.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Protected the back four well with his excellent positioning, important interceptions and efficient use of the ball.

  • Juan Mata
    453
    32
    3.50

    Juan Mata Top of the Match

    The Spaniard smashed home Chelsea's second goal of the game in the 66th minute with his weaker right foot to seal the victory. Constantly probing as he picked up the ball in between the lines, either centrally or on the right.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    205
    78
    2.50

    Samuel Eto'o

    The Cameroonian led the Chelsea attack with vim and vigour. Great movement in the channels to link up play but lacked the final finish as he stabbed just wide in the second-half.

Substitutions

  • Ramires
    218
    34
    2.50

    Ramires

    The Brazilian played with energy and drive after replacing De Bruyne in the 69th minute.

  • Demba Ba
    214
    46
    2.50

    Demba Ba

    Came on for Eto'o in the 81st minute and held the ball up well.

Results
 
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