Manchester City 0 Chelsea 1: Player ratings from the Etihad
Man-for-man marking from this Premier League meeting
James Mariner is a journalist who has been boring The Independent sports desk with mindless statistics since June 2007. Helping with various, wide-ranging desk duties (I made the tea once), supervising workies and the endless researching of panels, James has an unnatural love of all things football, and in particular the Europa League, being a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. He cites Brian Sears and Ledley King among his heroes and can even find something interesting in Burnley v Hull City. On a good day.
Tuesday 04 February 2014
Chelsea last night became the first team of the season to leave the Etihad with three Premier League points.
It owed as much to their meticulous application of Jose Mourinho's game plan as it did to some inspired performances in all areas of the pitch.
The goal scorer on the night was Branislav Ivanovic - but does he come out with top marks for the dark blues?
Many thought Manchester City would be impossible to stop, but with a great performance by Chelsea, the home side were arguably not at their best - particularly at the back.
But who scored lowest for the light blues?
Check out our player ratings in the gallery below...
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