Chelsea Player Ratings vs Stoke City: Salah stars in first start

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How did Chelsea's players fare in their 3-0 win against Stoke City today? Here are the ratings for Jose Mourinho's side...

Petr Cech 7 - Had little to do as Stoke's primary setting was to defend, but when called into action, Cech redeemed himself after a poor midweek display against Paris Saint-Germain.

Branislav Ivanovic 7 - Was posed a few questions by Marko Arnautovic in the Stoke attack, but coped well and was imposing in the air.

Gary Cahill 7 - Continues to show that he's England's best centre back ahead of the World Cup, as he showed not only his defensive abilities but also comfort in possession which few other options can offer.

John Terry 7 - A much needed solid display from Terry after a tough week. Mistakes against Crystal Palace and PSG were swept under the carpet as Terry was effective up against his former England team mate Peter Crouch.

Cesar Azpilicueta 8 - Again impressed on the left hand side of the Chelsea defence, getting forward effectively but also nullifying the threat of Stoke winger Peter Odemwingie.

Nemanja Matic 8 - Dominating in the centre of midfield once again, Matic broke up play effectively against a physical Stoke City, and his presence allowed Chelsea's attack players more freedom.

Frank Lampard 7 - Had a couple of half chances in before the break, but did get his goal - in somewhat fortuitous circumstances, as his penalty was saved by Asmir Begovic before Lampard turned home the rebound.

Andre Schurrle 7 - Again wasn't quite at his best, but it was an improvement on his midweek display against Paris Saint-Germain, with impressive movement but needs to make more of a telling impact in possession.

Willian 8 - With Eden Hazard on the bench, more was expected of Brazilian Willian, and he didn't disappoint as he was influential throughout, capping off a fine display with a beautiful goal.

Mohamed Salah 9 - A stunning first start from the Egyptian winger, who marked his full debut with a goal and great movement throughout, which led to the penalty to make it 2-0.

Fernando Torres 6 - Worked hard and looked lively, but was once again too ponderous in possession and profligate in front of goal. The Spaniard is running out of chances at Stamford Bridge.

Subs:

Eden Hazard 7 - was bright and lively having replaced Schurrle with 15 minutes to go, linking up well with the other attacking players and causing the Stoke defence problems.

David Luiz 6 - Came on for Frank Lampard and solidified the midfield as Stoke began to attack more, and threw himself into challenges - as usual.

Ashley Cole 6 - made a lung-busting run forward which could've ended in a goal if Torres had picked him out, but with the game virtually over, Cole made little impact.

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