Young German Andre Schurrle shines for the Blues…
Petr Cech – 7
The giant stopper was completely untroubled against a poor Romanian side.
Branislav Ivanovic – 7
Didn’t get forward as much as Cole down the left, but did everything asked of him at the back (which wasn’t very much).
David Luiz – 7
Chelsea’s stand-out defender. The Brazilian carried the ball out from the back into the midfield, and dealt with everything the limited Bucharest attack threw at him.
John Terry (c) – 7
Easy night for the veteran centre-back. Terry has ousted Gary Cahill from Mourinho’s first-choice XI, and did his chances of starting the Premier League game at the weekend no hard whatsoever.
Ashley Cole – 7
As confident and solid as ever down the left for the Blues. Was allowed to roam forward and join the Chelsea attack as he was rarely troubled defensively.
Ramires – 9
Ramires is utilised as an anchorman under Mourinho, but the Brazilian showed he has far more to his game than just protecting the back four. Scored two goals and completely overran the Romanian midfield.
Frank Lampard – 8
Although he owe outshone by his midfield partner Ramires, the veteran Englishman bagged a goal late on, and was very tidy in possession all evening.
Oscar – 7
The Brazilian started out on the left for Chelsea, and showed his outstanding technical ability with some neat touches and clever passes without ever really taking a stranglehold on the game.
Juan Mata – 8
Mata was deployed in the no.10 position, and looked completely at home in a Chelsea shirt once again. Drifted in between the lines and found space at will, and dictated Chelsea’s attacks.
Andre Schurrle – 9 – Man of the Match
Schurrle took on more players last night than the entire Bucharest team together. The German was dynamic, and showed everyone why the Blues forked out £18m for his services in the summer.
Fernando Torres (Samuel Eto’o after 11 minutes) – 7
With Torres injured early on, Eto’o came on and will be desperately disappointed not to have opened his account for the Blues. He unleashed a powerful strike which rebounded off a Bucharest defender and went into the back of the net for an own-goal, and assisted Ramires’ opener.