Chelsea v Man Utd: Player Ratings

Petr Cech's heroics helped Chelsea end Rio Ferdinand and Manchester United's FA Cup challenge. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire


PETR CECH: World-class save to deny Hernandez in the second half. Commanded his area well throughout. 9.

CESAR AZPILICUETA: Workmanlike performance. Booked for a nasty challenge on Danny Welbeck. 6.

BRANISLAV IVANOVIC: Often criticised for a lack of concentration, but was back to his best today. Put in a series of crunching tackles. 8.

DAVID LUIZ: A few hair-raising moments, but was generally solid. 7.

ASHLEY COLE: Lasted just 21 minutes before he pulled a hamstring as he desperately attempted to keep up with Danny Welbeck. 5.

RAMIRES: Never stopped running all afternoon. Gave Patrice Evra a torrid time on the right flank. 7.

MIKEL: Kept the midfield ticking over nicely and stuck his foot in when it mattered. 7.

OSCAR: Quietly effective. 7.

JUAN MATA: Had a quiet game until he supplied Ba for Chelsea's goal with a world-class pass. 8.

EDEN HAZARD: Continued his excellent form with another busy display. Everything went through the Belgian. Should have buried the game when he went through in the second half, though. 7.

DEMBA BA: Looked isolated in the first half, but came up with the goods to win the game with a brilliant finish. 8.


RYAN BERTRAND (on for Ashley Cole, 21 minutes) lucky to not give penalty away after pulling back Nani's arm. Booked for cynical tackle on Hernandez. 5.

VICTOR MOSES (on for Oscar, 90 minutes): Sent on to slow the game down. 5.

FERNANDO TORRES (on for Ba, 90 minutes): The man in the plastic mask was also sent on to help tick down the clock. 5.

Manchester United:

DAVID DE GEA: Could do nothing about the goal. Gathered well from corners. 7.

CHRIS SMALLING: Strong performance from the England centre-back. Winded by Hazard's shot in the first half. Put in several good blocks. 8.

PHIL JONES: Looked comfortable in midfield and made some important tackles. 7.

RIO FERDINAND: Booed throughout. Given the slip by Ba for the goal. Generally poor. 5.

PATRICE EVRA: Came off second best in his battle with Ramires. 5.

ANTONIO VALENCIA: Looked out of sorts at right-back. Hazard had his number all afternoon. 5.

MICHAEL CARRICK: Carried the ball well but his shooting and marking was poor. 6.

TOM CLEVERLEY: Typically busy performance, but offered little going forward. Booked for hefty tackle on Ramires. 5.

NANI: Very poor game that will do little to appease his critics. Passing was lax and workrate was low. 4.

DANNY WELBECK: Rampaging run caused Cole's hamstring to twang in the first half. Unlucky to be substituted. 7.

JAVIER HERNANDEZ: Only Cech's heroics stopped the Mexican from continuing his excellent scoring record against Chelsea. 7.


ROBIN VAN PERSIE (on for Tom Cleverley, 60 minutes): Failed to produce the magic he was sent on to produce. Skied a late effort. 5.

RYAN GIGGS (on for Nani, 65 minutes): Failed to spark the United midfield in to life. 5.

ASHLEY YOUNG (on for Welbeck, 80 minutes): Also failed to inspire upon his introduction. 5.