Schalke vs. Chelsea: Live Player Ratings, Analysis for Blues
Schalke 0-3 Chelsea
Goals: Torrres (5, 68), Hazard (87)
Chelsea ran out comfortable winners against Schalke on Tuesday, winning 3-0 in Germany to move to the top of Champions League Group E. Here's how their players rated both at half-time and after the final whistle:
Petr Cech: A couple of routine saves from the Blues keeper kept his side’s lead intact, but, in truth, Schalke haven’t really tested the 31-year-old.
Gary Cahill: Has worked hard to keep the home side at bay and looked comfortable despite all of Schalke’s possession.
John Terry: Looks assured alongside Cahill but would have liked a quieter first half.
Cesar Azpilicueta: The Spaniard has had his work cut out as Schalke have looked to attack from out wide.
Branislav Ivanovic: A deft flick at the near post helped to give his side the lead early on.
Ramires: Not a particularly comfortable spell for the Brazilian as Schalke pressed in the middle third.
Frank Lampard: A largely anonymous half from the England man, who has found time on the ball difficult to come by.
Oscar: Has failed to make any real impact on the game and looked slightly off the pace at times.
Eden Hazard: Schalke have worked hard to stifle his creativity and an improvement is needed after the break.
Andre Schuerrle: Another Chelsea player who has struggled to make an impact. It might take a tactical switch to get the best out of him.
Fernando Torres: Showed great composure to give his side the lead and has led the line well.
Petr Cech: A much quieter half for the Chelsea keeper as Schalke ran out of ideas
Gary Cahill: A commanding display alongside John Terry frustrated the home side
John Terry: Looked his usual, composed self, and helped to limit the Germans to just a handful of chances
Cesar Azpilicueata: A much more comfortable half for the full-back
Branislav Ivanovic: Ivanovic helped to instil some authority to Chelsea’s play during the second period
Ramires: A solid performance after the interval helped the Blues dictate the pace
Frank Lampard: After an unusually muted first-half, Lampard’s influence grew as the game wore on
Oscar: His blistering run resulted in Fernando Torres’ second goal that helped put the game to bed
Eden Hazard: His goal near the end was reward for a far more industrious shift in the second-half
Andre Schurrle: The German’s homecoming didn’t exactly go to plan and he was substituted with 18 minutes left
Fernando Torres: The Spanish striker looks reborn under Mourinho and his brace made him the man-of-the-match
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