Stoke player ratings: N'Znozi the star but attacker struggles

We rate Stoke's players' performance during their 2-0 loss to Chelsea last night.

Asmir Begovic - 6

Little he could do with either Chelsea goal. The Stoke City goalkeeper put in a decent display and one save from Diego Costa late on was impressive. 

Phil Bardsley - 5

Struggled to get to grips with the Chelsea attack throughout the game. Bardsley was lucky not to be sent off when he hacked down Eden Hazard early on. 

Ryan Shawcross - 5

Not the centre-back's best display. The pace of Costa was an obvious threat and Shawcross had difficulty dealing with the front-man. 

Marc Muniesa - 5

Like Shawcross, he had his work cut out because of the quality of Chelsea's attacking players. Moved into a more central position, he was unable to stop his side conceding twice. 

Erik Pieters - 6

Solid if unspectacular from the Dutchman. He didn't do too much wrong, but wasn't able to get forward with his usual regularity. 

Steven N'Zonzi - 7

A powerful showing from the central-midfielder, who was Stoke's brightest player. Good going forward and protected his defence well. 

Geoff Cameron - 5

Lost John Terry for Chelsea's first-goal and the match generally passed him by after that. 

Jonathan Walters - 5

The hard-working winger was marshalled out of the game by an excellent Chelsea defence. 

Bojan - 6

The Spaniard was persistent, but he was unable to have too much of an impact of the match. Jose Mourinho's side were clearly under instructions to keep a close eye on him and that shows how much his reputation is developing at the Britannia Stadium. 

Marko Arnautovic - 5

Brought back into the side, but Arnautovic didn't have the effect that Mark Hughes would have been hoping for. Nothing really came off from the winger. 

Peter Crouch - 5

Was never likely to be a game that Crouch had too much success in, given how powerful Chelsea's defence are. The England international struggled to win the aerial battle.

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