MANCHESTER CITY

Joe Hart 6

Can hardly be blamed for conceding the decisive goal, and generally decent if not outstanding with his handling

Pablo Zabaleta 6

Troubled by Hazard, and totally absent in build-up to the goal. Once got to the byline, but sent his cross straight out of play

Vincent Kompany 7

Largely assured and unlucky that a very fine block to deny Ramires only sent the ball rolling to Ivanovic, who scored

Matija Nastasic 6

Bundled into Kompany to earn early rollicking from his captain, and might have been sent off for late pull on Oscar

Aleksandar Kolarov 8

Attacked well, curling in a gorgeous cross that Touré just missed and a low ball in the 75th that Silva should have converted

Jésus Navas 6

Runs to byline looked unlikely to lead to anything but corners, and runs inside led to disappointing shots

Martín Demichelis 4

Beaten by Hazard with humiliating ease and embarrassing regularity, and scarcely more impressive in possession

Yaya Touré 7

Often impressive and imposing, and once shot just over, but outshone – and sometimes outmuscled – by Matic

David Silva 7

Forced out of position to search for the ball, but looked City's most likely saviour, and one well-flighted free-kick was well saved by Cech

Edin Dzeko 6

Challenged gamely when City got the chance to cross, but his two chances to score were sent first high and then wide

Alvaro Negredo 6

Scored nine goals in his previous six games but was subdued here as City struggled to create chances or sustain pressure

CHELSEA

Petr Cech 6

Raced from his goal in the first minute, making Cahill's life difficult. Decent save from late Jovetic shot from distance

Branislav Ivanovic 7

Struggled to contain Kolarov's forward raids, but one of his own was ultimately significantly more damaging

Gary Cahill 8

Fine all-round display, dealing well with crosses, marking wisely and nearly scoring at the other end

John Terry 7

Positioning and reading of the game typically impressive. On the spot to cover on the one occasion Cahill was caught out

Cesar Azpilicueta 7

A sound defensive presence, on several occasions appearing in central positions to snuff out potential danger

Ramires 7

Dynamic in midfield but also missed a great chance to score, at the end of a four-on-one break in the first half

David Luiz 7

A fine midfield display, winning the ball well and using it wisely, but a wildly off-target free-kick lingers in the memory

Nemanja Matic 8

Superb on first Premier League start, assisting his defence, passing well and hitting the woodwork to boot

Willian 7

Wildly athletic. Played off Eto'o but dynamic in sprinting back to disrupt City's breaks forward and still running at the end

Samuel Eto'o 6

Uninspired, shooting once from a ridiculous position, and hitting the bar with an easier first-half chance, before coming off

Eden Hazard 9

Totally outstanding when in possession, bewildering all those sent to challenge him and involved in most of the best moments