Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea: Champions League Player Ratings, With Nemanja Matic Scoring The Crucial Goal

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CaughtOffside rates the Chelsea players for their performances against Sporting Lisbon…

Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea – Nemanja Matic headed the crucial goal for Chelsea as they edged Sporting Lisbon by a goal to nil in the Champions League group stage.

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The Blues were given a tough nights work by their Portuguese hosts, and will regret not making things easier for themselves – with Andre Schurrle missing a golden chance to double his sides advantage.

Read the full Chelsea ratings below:

GK) Thibaut Courtois – 7

Several decent saves from the Belgian made sure of Chelsea’s victory – solid.

RB) Branislav Ivanovic – 6

After an early injury scare, returned to be his usual solid presence in the Chelsea defence – booked for a clear body-check.

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