How Did Chelsea's Players Rate Against Manchester United?

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How Did Chelsea's Players Rate Against Manchester United?
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Juan Mata celebrates his late winner for Chelsea at Old Trafford.

It's a victory that has sent shock waves through the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League and puts Chelsea back in the driving seat.

Just 24 hours earlier, priceless wins for Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal over Southampton and QPR, respectively, had heaped the pressure on the Blues ahead of their trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

But despite United recently being crowned Premier League champions, Rafa Benitez's side showed great character to answer any questions their rivals had posed them, winning 1-0 courtesy of Juan Mata's 87th-minute strike.

All three London clubs are battling it out for the two remaining Champions League spots for 2013-14, and with just two weeks of the season remaining, it's going down to the wire.

It was by no means a scintillating performance from Chelsea to seal this win; however, the Blues did just enough to ensure their Champions League fate remains in their own hands—especially as they face Spurs at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday when they could all but seal a top-four place.

But who were their heroes at the Theatre of Dreams yesterday? As they gear up for an epic face off with Spurs, Bleacher Report assesses the performance of the Chelsea players in Manchester.

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