RADIO CLIVE'S FIVE: CHELSEA V STOKE CITY
Throughout the season former player Clive Walker provides radio and TV commentary on Chelsea's games. Here he selects five aspects from yesterday's cup success that caught his eye…
Nemanja Matic had a very promising debut. I thought he got caught a little bit out of position in the first 10 minutes, but I solely put that down to over-exuberance. After that he settled down really well and had a great second half. He used his height well, he passed the ball really crisply and he was solid and dependable.
Oscar was absolutely terrific, again. He's a young player but he's got something special. The free-kick was magnificent and sometimes it is goals like that which win you cup games. He worked his socks off as well and you can't give him enough credit for his performance yesterday.
It would have been nice to have scored another goal and killed the game off sooner. It looked like it was going to stay 1-0 as we entered the final 10 minutes but you are always wary of a mistake or a wonder goal. On another day we would have got two or three more goals because we did create plenty of chances.
Eden Hazard was at his skilful best again and it felt at times like the ball might go past a Stoke player but not Hazard as well. Stoke's treatment of him was quite cynical but that's part and parcel of the game. I came up against that in the past and I probably didn't like it but you just have to pick yourself up and get on with it, which Hazard did, because he was a threat all day long.
A lot of credit for that goes to Frank Lampard, who was able to use his range of passing to force the ball over to Hazard. That meant Hazard never got isolated in the game. You need to be disciplined in keeping your position when you're out wide but you can get frustrated and start doing things you want to do and not what the team needs you to do. So it was great to see the other players trying to get the ball out to him.