Swansea’s late equaliser denied Chelsea a win that would have taken them back to the top of the Premier League. Here’s how we rated the Blues players in their 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
Petr Cech: 7
Solid and assured. Was given little chance by Pablo Hernandez’s goal.
Cesar Azpilicueta: 7
Did well against a team that are always a threat in wide areas. A much-needed signing who will give Branislav Ivanovic a chance to play at centre-back.
Branislav Ivanovic: 9
Had a storming match in the centre of defence. Read the game superbly, won everything in the air and was excellent on the ball. A top-class display.
Gary Cahill: 8
Was also outstanding. A great leap that led to Victor Moses’ goal and produced a fine last-ditch challenge to deny Swansea a winner in the dying moments.
Ashley Cole: 7
Gave the ball away carelessly a couple of times but overall did well defensively and going forward.
Oriol Romeu: 5
Had a shocker against Manchester United on Wednesday and struggled again before being taken off.
John Obi Mikel: 7
Did well in midfield. Solid enough to let Chelsea’s attacking players dictate much of the game and then dug in when the going got tough.
Victor Moses: 8
Faces stiff competition for a place but did his chances no harm at all with another really impressive performance. Always a threat, constantly looks to create something and works hard off the ball too. Deserved his goal.
Tough away game for a young Brazilian still learning about English football, but he did well. Will become even more effective as he adjusts to the Premier League.
Eden Hazard: 7
Full of trickery and worked hard off the ball too. Juan Mata was missed though.
Fernando Torres: 6
Unlucky not to score during an impressive first half but was quieter after the break.
Improved Chelsea’s midfield after being brought on for the second half, just as he did against United in midweek.