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