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Cesar Azpilicueta - 5.5
Cesar Azpilicueta is usually quite an impressive force going forward, but his ball control was poor on more than one occasion Wednesday. His link-up play with Mata and Oscar didn't quite come off and became nullified as an attacking threat for most of the game.
Defensively, he did slightly better dealing with the threats on Reading's left wing fairly easily.
Branislav Ivanovic - 6
During the first half, Branislav Ivanovic was a little shaky and lost possession a few times during his battles with Pogrebnyak. The Reading striker can be a handful when he uses his size and power, but Ivanovic did a good job keeping him quiet and keeping his attempts at goal at zero.
Gary Cahill - 6
His evening was very similar to Ivanovic's in terms of performance. He had some shaky moments, but overall, he dealt with the Reading forward threat relatively easily for 85 minutes.
Ashley Cole - 6
So often over his Chelsea career, Ashley Cole has been the standout performer for the Blues even in poor team showings. But unfortunately, Wednesday he was just as average as everyone else.
He let Reading attackers in behind him on a few occasions, but on the plus side, he made some brilliant interceptions. His finishing Wednesday night is not worth mentioning, but it was very poor.