Juan Mata shines also in comprehensive Blues victory!
- 23 Schwarzer – 7
Kept a clean sheet, but will lose his place at the weekend to Petr Cech.
- 28 Azpilicueta – 8
Scored his first Chelsea goal, and was an attacking threat up the right flank.
- 34 Bertrand – 7
Dealt with everything Arsenal threw at him.
- 24 Cahill – 7
Dealt with the ineffective Nicklas Bendtner easily.
- 04 David Luiz – 6
Had some shaky moments, and will likely lost his place to John Terry at the weekend.
- 12 Mikel – 6
Provided a solid defensive platform for the Chelsea midfield, and made some important interceptions.
- 15 De Bruyne (Ramires – 69′ ) – 5 & 6
The Belgian did nothing to suggest Jose Mourinho should give him Premier League minutes, and his Brazilian replacement was similarly ineffective.
- 05 Essien – 6
His passing was tidy, but he had one moment to forget with a horror shot.
- 29 Eto’o (Ba – 81′ ) – 7 & n/a
Ran the channels very well, and was unlucky not to score.
- 10 Mata (Kalas – 93′ ) 9 & n/a
The Spaniard scored an absolute thunderbolt in the second half, and was the creative hub of everything good that went through Chelsea.
- 22 Willian – 8
Like Mata, Willian deserves to be playing first-team football. The summer signing drifted between the lines well, and linked up with his fellow attackers superbly.