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December 26, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ K. Friend‎
Attendance:‬ 41548‎
 
47′ Juan Mata
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Chelsea 1-1 Fulham

David Stockdale put in fantastic performance in the visitors' goal to earn Martin Jol's men a deserved point at Stamford Bridge as Oriol Romeu impressed for Villas-Boas' men

By Alfie Meekings at Stamford Bridge

  • Petr Cech
    99
    90
    2.50

    Petr Cech

    The Chelsea No.1 has been under a lot of criticism of late, but was not provided with an opportunity to prove his worth, as he barely had anything to do all game. Might have done better with the low cross that brought Dempsey's goal, and was worryingly reminiscent of the Tottenham goal last time out. A flaw in his make-up perhaps?

  • John Terry
    136
    46
    3.00

    John Terry

    As expected, the Blues' skipper took abuse from the visiting fans with every touch. Despite this, he put in a captain's performance, winning every defensive header. He was also unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

  • David Luiz
    172
    33
    3.00

    David Luiz

    As always, the Brazilian centre-back played with an attacking mentality, lofting a number of decent aerial passes over the visitors' defence. He also did not shirk on his defensive responsibilities, making a number of crucial interceptions.

  • Ashley Cole
    94
    46
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    An average performance by the left-back's standards. Got forward well and made some strong tackles but not an outstanding performance.

  • José Bosingwa
    52
    101
    2.50

    José Bosingwa

    Looked great in the first half, and very strong going forward. When the game went to 1-1, however, he was caught out of position and looked a little laboured.

  • Oriol Romeu
    237
    38
    3.50

    Oriol Romeu

    Another great display from the young midfielder. Closed down everything that came through the centre of midfield and put in a number of solid tackles. Definitely a bright future for this boy.

  • Frank Lampard
    74
    226
    3.00

    Frank Lampard

    Did well before being substituted, and may have a right to feel aggrieved at his manager's decision to replace him.

  • Raúl Meireles
    99
    261
    2.50

    Raúl Meireles Flop of the Match

    Did not really provide much in the Chelsea midfield. Had a couple of shots on goal but gave possession away cheaply on multiple occasions.

  • Juan Mata
    250
    25
    3.50

    Juan Mata

    The Spaniard was good today and finished well to score the hosts' goal.

  • Fernando Torres
    323
    94
    3.00

    Fernando Torres

    A good first half from the former Liverpool player, but in the second half he changed back to the more and more familiar Torres, not looking confident at all.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    181
    123
    3.50

    Daniel Sturridge

    A great performance from Sturridge, causing Riise all sorts of problems down the right wing. Unlucky not to score with a couple of good attempts on goal.

Substitutions

  • Paulo Ferreira
    69
    40
    0.00

    Paulo Ferreira

    Came on late for Bosingwa but did not really have time to make an impact.

  • Florent Malouda
    94
    46
    3.00

    Florent Malouda

    Came on for Lampard and gave the Blues a better attacking option, driving at the opposition defence a number of times.

  • Didier Drogba
    135
    91
    3.00

    Didier Drogba

    Came on late and showed strength to create some half-chances. Could not manage to find a strong partnership with Torres.

  • David Stockdale
    193
    27
    4.00

    David Stockdale Top of the Match

    Fantastic performance from the visitors' stopper, who kept his side in it on a number of occasions towards the end of the match.

  • Brede Hangeland
    30
    19
    3.00

    Brede Hangeland

    A strong performance from the centre-half, beating Torres to every header and making no mistakes throughout.

  • Philippe Senderos
    30
    18
    3.00

    Philippe Senderos

    A good display from the former Arsenal man, putting 100% into every tackle and showing good awareness.

  • John Arne Riise
    17
    24
    2.50

    John Arne Riise

    Struggled to deal with Sturridge, but looked better in the second half as Frei began to track back more and support his full-back.

  • Stephen Kelly
    14
    20
    3.00

    Stephen Kelly

    Did well coming forward and also managed to fulfil his defensive duties, keeping Chelsea's left side quiet.

  • Kerim Frei
    49
    16
    3.50

    Kerim Frei

    In the first half he looked like he didn't want to know, but in the second he was the visitors' best outfield player. Great pace and skill.

  • Danny Murphy
    17
    25
    2.50

    Danny Murphy

    A classic performance from the centre midfielder, dictating play for the away side and tracking opposition midfielders.

  • Clint Dempsey
    67
    14
    3.50

    Clint Dempsey

    Always a spark for Fulham in attack and did really well to meet Ruiz's low cross to score with a perfectly timed run across the face of David Luiz.

  • Mousa Dembele
    54
    19
    3.50

    Mousa Dembele

    Showed why a number of top clubs are interested in him with some great individual skill. A class act.

  • Bryan Ruiz
    48
    17
    3.50

    Bryan Ruiz

    Looked Berbatovesque today, with some casual but exquisite control and a good assist.

  • Orlando Sá
    14
    27
    3.00

    Orlando Sá

    Showed good strength, but failed to create much or get a shot on target.

Substitutions

  • Pajtim Kasami
    27
    17
    0.00

    Pajtim Kasami

    Came on late and did not really have time to make an impact.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
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Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2