Norwich City v Chelsea - Player ratings

The Norwich City wall blocks a free kick from Frank Lampard. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

The Norwich City wall blocks a free kick from Frank Lampard. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Player ratings for both Norwich City and Chelsea following their Premier League clash.

• Norwich City

6 John Ruddy: Exhibited unusual levels of hesitancy against Demba Ba. Mixed bag all afternoon.


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7 Russell Martin: Teed up Robert Snodgrass before the interval with one adventurous burst.

6 Michael Turner: Struggled to contain Ba in the frenetic early stages. Lost him badly for the first goal.

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6 Sebastien Bassong: Improved, along with Norwich. Excellent anticipation to foil Ba in the first period.

7 Martin Olsson: Superb cross brought Norwich's equaliser. Attacking outlet all afternoon.

7 Leroy Fer: More than equal to challenging the Blues' glitterati. Kept City on the front foot.

8 Jonny Howson: Passing, vision and creative intent. City's best work had Howson at the fulcrum.

6 Robert Snodgrass: Struggling of late on his set-piece deliveries. Prodigious work-rate.

6 Alex Tettey: Miscued clearance for the decisive second goal marred another impressive shift.

7 Anthony Pilkington: Goalscoring instincts brought the equaliser. Strong penalty shout and a menace all day.

7 Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Deserved the standing ovation. Key assist for the equaliser. Combative against John Terry.

Subs: Nathan Redmond (for Pilkington) 7, Gary Hooper (for Van Wolfswinkel) 6

• Chelsea:

6 Petr Cech: For all City's possession not really worked sufficiently. Competent throughout.

6 Branislav Ivanovic: Hands full with Anthony Pilkington in full flow. Not offered much protection.

6 David Luiz: Sprayed one or two trademark passes. Questionable defending for Norwich's goal.

6 John Terry: One last-ditch stretch foiled Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

6 Ashley Cole: Hooked as Chelsea went in search of a winner. No longer the attacking threat of old.

7 Ramires: Great foil for Frank Lampard with his industry and appetite to get up and down the park.

6 Frank Lampard: One second-half free kick thudded against City's wall, but only a fitful presence.

7 Oscar: Wonderful first time hit guided past John Ruddy for the opener. Class act.

6 Juan Mata: Looked in the mood when Chelsea pressed early on, but faded after the interval.

6 Andre Schurrle: The German struggled with the pace and intensity. Wayward shooting.

6 Demba Ba: Fantastic first half. Assist for the goal. Denied by Ruddy. Missed a second-half sitter.

Subs: Eden Hazard (for Cole) 7, Samuel Eto'o (for Ba) 5, Willian (for Mata) 7

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