Mark Schwarzer 6 - Didn't have a great deal to do but some questionable distribution could've led to Chelsea's downfall.
Branislav Ivanovic 6 - Solid defensively as Sunderland didn't ask too many questions from open play, but didn't offer enough going forward - looked like a centre back playing at right back for large spells.
Gary Cahill 7 - Calm in possession and strong in the tackle, Cahill was Chelsea's best defender tonight and continues to show that he's England's best centre back ahead of the World Cup.
John Terry 6 - Wasn't particularly at fault for the Blues tonight but also wasn't his usual commanding self in the Chelsea defence as age does begin to show for the skipper.
Cesar Azpilicueta 6 - Unlucky in the penalty incident, Azpilicueta defended and got forward well but may be remembered for conceding the killer penalty.
Nemanja Matic 7 - Powerful on the deck and in the air, Matic's physicality was important for Chelsea in the middle, particularly against a team fighting for their lives.
Ramires 5 - Energetic but lacking in composure, decision making and creativity, Ramires offered little and was lucky to be on the pitch after striking Sunderland's Seb Larsson.
Mohamed Salah 6 - Was substituted just 15 minutes into the second half after the Egyptian struggled to make a telling impact on proceedings.
Oscar 6 - Again somewhat underwhelming, Oscar hasn't been in top form for some time now and was unsurprisingly subbed for Demba Ba as Chelsea needed a goal. Just didn't get into the game enough.
Willian 8 - Chelsea's most lively player in the attacking third, Willian had the vision and creativity that his team mates didn't on a frustrating night at Stamford Bridge.
Samuel Eto'o 7 - Got the opening goal early on but faded in the second half before being substituted for Fernando Torres just past the hour mark.
Demba Ba 6 - Had a glorious opportunity shortly after coming on, but failed to make much of an impact outside of that chance.
Andre Schurrle 6 - looked bright and direct when he came on, testing Vito Mannone with a long range drive.
Fernando Torres 6 - decent link up play but offered little in the penalty area, as has been the case for Torres over the past three years.