Date: 2nd October 2012 at 9:48pm
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Chelsea Player Ratings v FC Nordsjælland:

Petr Cech: 7

Made a world-class save when we were leading by a single goal and those sort of margins change games.

Branislav Ivanovic: 5.5

Made an effort to get forward which is appreciated although ultimately ineffective. Didn’t have one of his better days in defence.

David Luiz: 6

Constantly hoofing the ball up the park, only he knows who he’s aiming for. Terrific free-kick to put us 2-0 up though.

Gary Cahill: 6

A little more solid defensively that his defensive partner but was an average performance from both.

Ashley Cole: 5.5

Similar performance to Ivanovic. Perhaps it’s down to fatigue. Would have liked to see Ryan Bertrand and Cesar Azpilicueta in the side instead.

Ramires: 8

One of the best players in the park and a tireless work-rate. Had more than his fair share of defensive duties to attend to in John Obi Mikel’s absence.

Frank Lampard: 5

Assisted Juan Mata for the opener but is still guilty of the awful habit of abandoning his central midfield position and we were overrun in midfield through most of the second half. It’s games like these when you realise how much work Mikel does there and how important he is.

Victor Moses: 6

He offers something different and has great pace about him, but there’s no end product there at the moment and this is something he must work on. Did ok.

Juan Mata: 8.5

My man of the match not only for his two goals, but his all-round game. He knows when to keep the ball, when to give it and we’re blessed to have a talent like his in the side.

Oscar: 7

He always seems to show plenty of classy touches and makes his decision quickly. He’s had better games in a Chelsea shirt but he works his socks off and linked well with Ramires for the third goal.

Fernando Torres: 6.5

Didn’t find the net tonight and probably should have done as he missed three golden opportunities. Seemed to live offside for most of the first half, but put the work in an played a part in the goals.

Eden Hazard: 6

John Obi Mikel: 5

…But that’s just my opinion. What did you think of tonight’s match and how would you rate our performance?