Date: 3rd May 2013 at 11:04am
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Petr Cech – 7

Made a fine save just before FC Basel scored the opening goal, which he couldn’t do much about, but was rarely tested as the away side struggled to get shots on target. Commanded his area and was solid, as always.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 7.5

Was rarely troubled even when doubled-up on and kept the width on the right-hand side.

Branislav Ivanovic – 5.5

Not for the first time this season that the Serbian defender has struggled to defend the space in behind. Did well with what was in front of him but far too easily caught out by clever movement. Caught out for the goal.

Gary Cahill – 6

A bit more assured than his defensive partner and didn’t commit himself as easily.

Ryan Bertrand – 7.5

Really do not understand the criticism of this lad that I read on Twitter following the match. Defended well and helped maintain width combining with Victor Moses. Very accurate with his passing and made a few important block/interceptions.

David Luiz – 8.5

I didn’t think he looked interested in the first half as the midfield didn’t offer enough resistance when protecting the defence, but he made up for it in the second half and scored a fantastic goal.

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Frank Lampard – 7

Was gutted when he hit the post as it would have earned him the status of joint all-time goal scorer. His work-rate was tremendous even though he did struggle to protect the defence at times.

Ramires – 8

His passing is surprisingly accurate at 91% which is normally a weakness of his. Will run through brick walls for you and pulls his weight defensively.

Victor Moses – 7.5

A better performance than he’s had in a little while. Deserved his goal, he seems to like this competition, and helped put defenders on the back-foot. My one criticism is that he shows himself to be a bit one-footed and this is something he should work on as it makes him a little predictable when playing on the left.

Eden Hazard – 8.5

Defenders do not like seeing this guy running at them and he demonstrated once again why Chelsea invested so much money for his services. Took the game by the scruff of the next to help force the equaliser with direct running.

Fernando Torres – 7

Poor in the first half, good in the second like many of his team mates. Took his goal well and looked in the mood after Chelsea awoke from their slumber following the break.

Oscar – 6

Came on for Ramires, who would have been suspended had he been booked last night, in the 66th minute. Helped the Blues see the game out.

Juan Mata and Nathan Ake came off the bench in the 75′ and 82′ respectively, but didn’t impact significantly enough to give a fair rating in that time.

But that’s just how I saw it, how would you rate the lads after last night’s win?