Chelsea player ratings vs Derby County

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Derby County 1-3 Chelsea

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Capital One Cup quarter-final

Chelsea booked their place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals after a convincing 3-1 victory over ten-man Derby County thanks to goals from Eden Hazard, Filipe Luis and Andre Schurrle at the iPro Stadium.

The Belgium international gave the Premier League visitors a one goal advantage over their Championship opponents at the interval after converting a well-taken effort from the edge of the box midway through the first-half.

However, Jose Mourinho was forced into a reshuffle shortly after the restart when stand-in defender Kurt Zouma was withdrawn with a head injury, only to be replaced by first-team regular Branislav Ivanovic.

Seven minutes later summer signing Luis netted his first goal for the club when he doubled the Blues advantage with a sensational free-kick, but Mourinho's men were pegged back by the Rams when Craig Bryson gave Steve McLaren's team renewed hope of a comeback with 20 minutes still on the clock.

But, any optimism was soon extinguished when the hosts were reduced to ten-men after Jake Buxton was given his marching orders following a dubious foul on Loic Remy which was adjudged by the linesman to have denied the French striker a clear goalscoring opportunity.

The game quickly swung back in Chelsea's favour and Schurrle put the final nail in Derby's coffin when he wrapped up the victory from close-range after a good initial save from goalkeeper Lee Grant in the County goal.

Chelsea player ratings:

Petr Cech - 7

Cesar Azpilicueta - 7

Kurt Zouma - 6

John Terry - 7

Filipe Luis - 8

John Obi Mikel - 7

Nemanja Matic - 7

Andre Schurrle - 7.5

Cesc Fabregas - 7.5

Eden Hazard - 7

Didier Drogba - 7


Branislav Ivanovic - 6

Loic Remy - 6.5

Ramires - N/A

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