Petr Cech 7
Put under increasing pressure as the match went on. Commanded his penalty
area well and made one crucial low save from Walcott.
Cesar Azpilicueta 7
The best of the four full-backs, quick to play the ball through midfield and
get forward to put pressure on Gibbs. Tired as the match went on.
Branislav Ivanovic 9
Like the John Terry of old. Not pretty, but never shirked a fight,
indomitable in the air and had a happy knack of appearing to be everywhere
Gary Cahill 7
A wonderful long pass for the opening goal, and a superb saving challenge in
injury time. Went wandering at times in between, though.