Faced a bit of an onslaught on the eve of his 31st birthday but stood up to both of Everton's end-of-half flurries.
Gave away possession for Everton’s equaliser but soon settled down after that.
Was quite cagey in his first Premier League side, often being over-run in the middle by the opposition though used the ball intelligently when given the chance.
Came up against a right handful in Anichebe and fought a losing battle most of the afternoon.
Looked considerably less comfortable at right-back than he has looked centrally and couldn't finish in as emphatic a manner as he managed in Amsterdam midweek.
Was severely tested by Coleman’s frequent raids forward, with the majority of Everton’s good work coming down his side.
Flitted in and out of the game in an ineffective manner, not the best finish to what has been an excellent opening campaign at the club
Had an excellent chance to snatch a goal before half-time though skewed wide but then was a driving force as Chelsea secured victory.
Unexpectedly started alongside Ba, often switching positions with his strike partner to adopt a role on the left wing. Sealed the victory with an emphatic strike, though squandered many a chance before that
Chelsea’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year certainly made things tick for his side, starting and finishing the counter that gifted the hosts an early lead.
Often worked himself into excellent positions though didn’t see to be able to do much when he got there. Definitely not one to remember for the striker.
Was at fault for Chelsea’s opener after he spilled straight into Mata’s path though made a string of top saves after that.
Faired quite well against a kaleidoscopic Chelsea front line, particularly given the way he was afforded little protection after the break.
Unusually quiet in the first half before spending large chunks of the second half penned into his own defensive third.
Was rampant down the right flank and had Everton’s passing been slightly more on the money, he would have got in even more than he did.
Made a string of great blocks throughout the game that thwarted several decent chances for the home side.
Flitted in and out of the game and after some bright glimpses, was unable to effect the game in a sustained manner.
Played in a much deeper midfield role than usual, looking to quell Chelsea waves forward rather than initiate any himself.
Impressive range of passing from the middle of the park and he controlled the game for large periods before waning in influence after the interval.
Looked a little unproductive out on the right flank and scuffed at the far post when he could have put his team up.
Brought in to replace Osman and was one of his side’s key contributors. His equaliser was very coolly taken and he often exploited the space between the Chelsea midfield and defence.
Was a muscular centre-point to his side’s forays forward, holding the ball up to great effect.