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Chelsea v Sporting Lisbon: Player Ratings

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Chelsea fought their way to a 3-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon this evening as they finished their Champions League campaign with a flourish.

The Blues were quick out of the gate and got the first goal of the match thanks to a Cesc Fabregas spot kick, which was awarded after full-back Felipe Luis was bought down in the box.

Goals

Andre Schurrle doubled Chelsea's lead with a fine low curling effort from just outside the area. Sporting fought back but John Obi-Mikel sealed the deal just before the hour mark.

So Chelsea are safely through to the next round - but how did Jose Mourinho's much-changed side get on? Check out our player ratings below.

Ratings

Cech - 6.5: The Czech goalkeeper would have loved to have been busier to really showcase his skills but it was a quiet night all round, except for when he had to pick the ball out of the net.

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Azpilicueta 6: Back in his usual position, Azpilicueta was as solid as ever. He'll be getting back to business at the weekend.

Zouma 6: The young defender is an absolute best and has the potential to grow into a seriously good defender. Nights like this will do him the world of good.

Cahill 6: Another solid night for the defender, and pulled off one very well timed block indeed. Also got a touch on the third goal.

Filipe Luis - 7: Had license to roam and did just that to win the penalty early on. Did well and combined well, but has some way to go before replacing Cesar Azpilicueta.

Midfield

Mikel - 7: Mikel is nothing more than a squad player these days but showed he can come in and do a job for Chelsea when asked to. Bagged a goal, which are as rare as unicorns in his case.

Matic: The big Serbian's fine season continues. This wasn't his most difficult game of the season but he did what he does best - broke up play and rampaged around the pitch.

Schurrle 8: Took his goal very well indeed and kept on bursting through on a regular basis. A few more games like this and he could be a first team regular. 

Fabregas 7: Looked as strong as ever. Controlled the game from midfield and dispatched his penalty well. Chelsea couldn't ask for much more from their star man.

Forwards

Salah - 6: Didn't play badly but could have done so much more. Had a few scoring chances which he should have taken, while a few crosses were wayward too. Rusty.

Diego Costa - 6.5: He didn't have too many clear cut chances, but looked lively throughout. The spark is still there, despite a few injury niggles.

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