Man Utd v Chelsea player ratings

Chelsea took a big step towards next season’s Champions League by beating Manchester United. Here’s how we rated the players in their victory at Old Trafford.

Petr Cech: 6
Didn’t have much to do but did the basics well with a minimum of fuss.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 7
The underrated full-back had another good game. He was solid defensively and useful when going forward.

Branislav Ivanovic: 7
Put in a very competent display at the back and was a threat in the United box at set-pieces.

David Luiz: 8
Lit up a dull first half with his trademark runs from the back. Got into mischief late in the second half but his bold passing and willingness to step into midfield made him a thorn in United’s side.

Ashley Cole: 6
Subdued by his standards. Caught out a few times defensively and was ineffective going forward.

Ramires: 7
The Brazilian gave United’s midfield no respite and was involved in Chelsea’s goal.

Frank Lampard: 6
Not at his best, and missed a decent chance in the first half. But he still showed moments of quality, including a great cross for Juan Mata in the second half.

Victor Moses: 6
Worked hard but it wasn’t his day. He had a frustrating game before being substituted with 15 minutes left.

Juan Mata: 8
Drifted in and out of the game but was always a threat to United with his clever touches and movement before coming up with the winner with the help of a deflection off Phil Jones.

Oscar: 7
Unlucky not to score with a first-half effort that was tipped onto the post. He also set up Mata for the goal.

Demba Ba: 6
Offered a physical presence up front but was generally out of sorts and missed a decent early chance.



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