Chelsea player ratings vs Derby: Zappacosta impresses, Loftus-Cheek dominant, Morata flops

CM: N’Golo Kante – 6

Customary busy display as he did well to sniff out danger in a packed midfield.

Looks much more effective when Jorginho doesn’t play, which is a headache for Sarri.

CM: Cesc Fabregas – 7

Enjoyed a rare start and made the most of it with a tidy finish just before half-time to restore Chelsea’s lead.

Composed on the ball but allowed the game to drift as Chelsea failed to kill their opposition off.

CM: Mateo Kovacic – 6

Bright opening as he saw plenty of the ball, firing a long-range shot goalwards inside the opening few minutes.

Like Fabregas, guilty of letting Derby get a foothold in the match but still looks a classy option for the Blues.