Was not brought into action as much as he may have expected, but his insistence on playing the ball to his defenders, even when closely marked, often put his team on the back foot.
Giant defender had Okore to thank on a number of occasions, as he failed to track runners from deep. Completely folded as the Blues mounted a late onslaught.
Bravely headed clear with Moses awaiting a tap-in in the opening minutes, picking up a head wound for his troubles but had a magnificent evening, defending with pace and power, while looking very comfortable on the ball. Unfortunate to be in a defence that conceded four and is one to look out for in the future.
USA international right-back charged up his flank on occasion, but struggled to contain the pacey threat that Moses offered on his side, when he was tasked with defensive duties.
Quelled Oscar's threat for most of the game, but could not mount any meaningful offensive play down the left-hand side.
Experienced skipper held things together neatly in midfield, but rarely ventured from the sanctity of the central third. Tested Cech with a stinging drive on a rare foray forward.
Stroked the ball around midfield nicely and played a couple of dangerous free kicks into the area, should have made more of a first-half chance to break the deadlock, but was blocked by Cahill.
Was a victim of the hosts insistence on playing the ball out of defence, being caught in possession by Torres in the build-up to Mata's first goal
Was tasked with leading the line for the hosts but failed to hold the ball up sufficiently, his poor evening was compounded when he headed an easy chance over, which would have levelled the scores, and he was hooked shortly afterwards.
Kept Chelsea's centre-backs honest with some determined running and almost got on the end of a Lorentzen cross that would have presented him with an unmissable opportunity. Replaced by Ticinovic after 65 minutes.
The Dutch winger was Nordsjaelland's brightest light in attack, and was unlucky to see his superbly curled effort tipped onto the post by Cech.
Produced a stunning save from John's curling effort to preserve his clean sheet, proving his concentration is still excellent, as he had little else to do in the tie.
Rarely marauded forward and found Joshua John a tricky customer down the hosts' left flank, being beaten by the Dutchman on a couple of occasions.
Made a superb last-ditch block to deny Lorentzen an opening goal in the first period, and was a willing runner up the left wing all evening, particularly once Moses had been taken off on that flank.
Typically buccaneering at times, as he forgot his defensive duties, but was strong when required at the back, and settled Chelsea nerves with a sensational free kick with 10 minutes remaining.
Replaced John Terry as the Blues' leader at the back and did very well, dealing with Beckman's threat superbly well.
Was denied an early goal by Okore's brave block, but continued to plug away down the left flank. Troubled Parkhurst throughout his time on the pitch before being replaced by Hazard.
Charged around the midfield with typical pace and vigour, shutting down any Nordsjaelland attacks that were attempted through the centre. Notched late on to put a gloss on the scoreline.
Had a much quieter game than his last Champions League outing against Juventus, but still looked neat and tidy on the ball. Almost provided Moses with a goal in the opening minutes.
Broke forward with an increased frequency than has been seen in recent weeks. Perhaps deserved a goal but made a fine contribution, with an intelligent pass to find Mata in the box for the Spaniard's first goal.
Imperious performance from the diminutive playmaker, possibly the only Chelsea player to maintain his performance from Saturday's performance and cut through the hosts' defence time after time and showed fine composure with his two finishes.
A frustrating night in front of goal saw the Spaniard spurn a couple of good chances in the box. Worked tirelessly, however, and won the ball back numerous times in the opposition half, including in the move to set up Mata's opener.