Costel Pantilimon - 8
Commanded his box as a goalkeeper his size should, and safe hands when needed.
Santiago Vergini - 8
Caught out a couple of times but generally solid and came closest to scoring.
Wes Brown - 9
Colossal. One of his best games for Sunderland. If only he could do it every week.
John O'Shea - 9
Outstanding leadership throughout and brilliant in the air. Properly made Diego Costa lose his rag, which was funny.
Anthony Reveillere - 8
Solid as a rock. Has he looked even remotely ruffled in his Sunderland career yet? If he has, I missed it.
Lee Cattermole - 10
Best player on the pitch. Against Chelsea. Enough said.
Jack Rodwell - 8
Very competitive and an important player early on.
Seb Larsson - 9
Industrious and energetic. A constant pain in Chelsea's backside. Brilliant performance.
Adam Johnson - 8
Provided quality to go with his team-mate's industry and never shirked defensive duties.
Connor Wickham - 9
His best all-round game for Sunderland? Certainly on the left wing. Outstanding throughout.
Steven Fletcher - 8
Held the ball up with plenty of quality and provided a strong outlet.
Jordi Gomez (Sub) - 7
Offered plenty on the ball and was a strong influence in the closing stages.
Jozy Altidore (Sub) - 8
He really made things happen. Had a very positive impact off the bench.
Man Of The Match: Lee Cattermole
What a performance. I don't know which Lee Cattermole, though, as there seemed to be about twenty of him on the pitch. He was simply immaculate.