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Juan Mata: 7/10
Worked his magic short and long, mesmerising the Sunderland defenders with his wand of a left boot. Mata has both desire and hunger to complement his wonderful technical gifts, which Oscar and Hazard could learn from. The Spaniard reacted brilliantly to convert Torres' shot that cannoned off the bar.
Eden Hazard: 7/10
A real threat on the break and capable of dancing past opponents for fun. Becoming much more direct and showed this for Torres' first goal, providing a delightful assist for the Spaniard.
His silk dribbling skills are enough to drive a full-back insane, and he drove Phil Bardsley absolutely bonkers throughout the game until the Sunderland defender was put out of his misery by Martin O'Neill.
Fernando Torres: 8.5/10
Finally a decisive performance from Torres. It was not just the two goals, but a more involved display, linking the midfield, particularly with Oscar, and holding the ball as others burst beyond him.
Yes, this is not quite the same Torres that we grew to love while he was at Liverpool, Torres 2.0 if you like, but he has shown he could be capable of contributing a lot to the Blues in the future.
Now a more instinctive striker than before, due to his inability to glide past the opposing defenders, Torres showed this with his first goal, as well as his assist for Mata's goal, reacting smartly in the penalty area to direct the ball toward goal with a single touch.
Another promising sign was the willingness to grab the ball for the penalty and dispatch it with great confidence by sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.
Victor Moses: 6.5/10
Terrific pace and raw athleticism are giving Chelsea a different dimension in attack. The Nigerian was a constant threat, even if he wasn't at his most devastating best.
The former Wigan player is offering Benitez work rate as well as productiveness on the ball, with the highest pass completion rate of any Blues player who played more than 20 minutes.
Disappointing finish when slipped through by Mata in the first half, dragging his shot wide of Mignolet's goal despite having plenty of time and space.