Chelsea Player Ratings: Schurrle fails to impress, Matic influential

Chelsea Lineup

How did Chelsea's players fare in their 4-0 thrashing of London rivals Tottenham?

Petr Cech 7 – Cech was rarely troubled tonight as he made just one save against Spurs, but it was a crucial one as he kept out a long range Sandro strike with the score at 0-0.

Branislav Ivanovic 7 – With Spurs offering little in the way of attacking threat, Ivanovic was able to have a solid night at right back and got forward well to support the attack.

John Terry 7 – the ageing centre back was once again solid at the back for Chelsea, and kept Emmanuel Adebayor quiet in the Tottenham attack.

Gary Cahill 8 – Cahill was again the better of the two defenders, showing poise in possession and breaking down Tottenham attacks when they did actually try to.

Cesar Azpilicueta 8 – Despite being right footed, Azpilicueta's impressive season at left back continued with another solid display, showing why he's keeping Ashley Cole out of the side.

Nemanja Matic 8 – The Serbian once again impressed with a strong display in front of the back four, intercepting attacks breaking up play – which is just what Mourinho brought him to West London for.

Frank Lampard 6 – Lampard struggled to really get into the game in the first half and was hauled off for Oscar at the interval, and Chelsea looked better for it.

Ramires 7 – the Brazilian was all action as usual, but was far better in the second half when asked to assume a deeper role upon Oscar's introduction.

Andre Schurrle 6 – Schurrle was incredibly disappointing this week, failing to reproduce his hat-trick heroics from a week ago with a poor display, never really threatening Spurs or imposing himself on the game.

Samuel Eto'o 8 – Eto'o had two huge contributions; firstly, the opening goal from Jan Vertonghen's horrific mistake, and the second to win a penalty for the second goal. Was it a dive? I'll leave that to you to decide...

Eden Hazard 8 – Hazard's outstanding season continued with another influential display against Spurs, including converting the penalty to put Chelsea in to a commanding 2-0 lead.

Subs:

Oscar 8 – the Brazilian international had a huge influence on the game after coming on for Frank Lampard, as Chelsea looked much more dangerous with him on the field.

Willian 7 – was introduced for Schurrle with 25 minutes to play, and played some great passes, offering more than the German did but in much less time.

Demba Ba 8 – Ba came on for Eto'o with just 15 minutes left but managed to bag two goals, finishing off the rout with a simple goal from another comical Spurs error.

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