Was simply fantastic. With United constantly testing him with shots from all range stood tall, making almost half a dozen fabulous saves and as many catches in the air. Denied Fellaini from a close-range header but couldn’t do much off Van Persie’s shot on the rebound.
Did almost everything right until getting himself sent off, which proved crucial as United scored the equaliser from the subsequent free-kick. Defended well and was also a threat going upfront, getting into some very good positions in the United box.
The English International had somewhat a frustrating day. Kept the lines well and never allowed United to get into the box, but Van Persie did manage to get a shot past his line a few times. Was good in the air and dealt with set-pieces and crosses pretty well, although the equaliser eventually came from a set-piece.
Terry again had a mixed day. Was a commanding presence at the back and rarely allowed United to run into the box but was left watching when the United players tried their long shots. Was a presence in the opposition box during set-pieces and gave Rojo a tough time.
Had a decent game. Kept making quick runs into the opposition half unlike the more defensive Azpilicueta. Did his defensive work pretty well as well, but was constantly kept busy by Januzaj in the second half.
Matic consistent as always, but was a bit rash at times. Was a match physically for Fellaini and neatly controlled the game in the midfield as Fabregas struggled to do so.
Had a frustrating day. Was not allowed to dictate the game as he usually does. Was moved to a more advanced role with the arrival of Mikel later in the match, but could not do much. Provided the assist to Chelsea’s goal with a neat corner kick.
Almost opened up an early lead taking advantage of Rojo’s mistake but was blocked off by Smalling. Had a shot from distance stopped by De Gea. Did not have any other significant role upfront, but showed great dedication getting back to support the defence
The Belgian was simply brilliant. Always looked a threat with the ball on his feet and was unlucky not to score after a wonderful run into the box, being denied by De Gea’s amazing save. His dribbling and movement was simply amazing, and was likely the most fouled player of the match.
Except for a shot that was deflected out for a corner by Smalling in the first half, did not have much of an impact. His work-rate was phenomenal though.
Even at 36, was great upfront. His movement and control is still exemplary, but he seems to have slowed down a bit. Nevertheless, scored Chelsea’s goal with a bullet header.
JOHN OBI MIKEL:
Came on for Oscar in the 67th minute for Oscar, to free Fabregas to move upfront and to tighten up the midfield. Did his role pretty well.
Came on for Hazard in the 87th minute of the match. Did not get much scope to do anything.
Was brought in instead of Willian in the dying moments of the game. Could not do anything to prevent the late equalizer.