By FOX Sports staff
Oscar got the Blues on their way after ten minutes when he met Gary Cahill's flick-on header at the far post and nodded the ball over the line, but Tottenham responded in the 26th minute when Emmanuel Adebayor ran half the length of the pitch before curling home a brilliant effort.
Nonetheless, Chelsea did edge ahead again six minutes before halftime when Ramires latched onto a neat ball by Fernando Torres and lashed his shot into the bottom corner, but Spurs continued to show plenty of initiative and forced the draw ten minutes from time; substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson receiving the ball from Adebayor's lovely backheel and firing past Petr Cech.
Petr Cech - 7
The Czech custodian showed clean hands all evening long but did not exactly have any outstanding saves to make.
Cesar Azpilicueta - 8
Azpilicueta is beginning to show signs that he could be the Blues' first-choice right-back over the next decade.
The Spaniard was excellent in defence and his refusal to give his opponent an inch forced Gareth Bale to change flanks in the second half, while he also bombed forward to good effect and created several good chances for his team-mates.
Gary Cahill - 7
Cahill was at fault for Adebayor's equaliser as he stood off for far too long and allowed the Togolese to curl a sublime effort into the far corner, but apart from that, he was his usual steady self in the heart of defence.
Branislav Ivanovic - 7.5
Like Cahill, the Serbia international also had an excellent outing and at times showed absolute disregard for his own safety as he launched himself all over the place to block efforts on goal from the opposition.
Ashley Cole - 6.5
Despite coming up against the dangerous Aaron Lennon, Cole stood firm all evening long but he will be slightly disappointed he was unable to have more of an impact going forward.
Ramires - 7
Ramires scored a fine goal to make it 2-1 shortly before the break when his perfectly-timed run into the box was picked out by Torres, where he then proceeded to fire a ferocious strike into the far corner.
The way he found space for that goal was typical of his all-action of his style of play but apart from that, his distribution was quite sloppy and he gave away possession on a couple of occasions when the hosts were in good positions.
David Luiz - 4.5
Luiz was expected to be one of Chelsea's game changers as he was deployed in midfield, but his lack of tactical discipline meant he ran out of position throughout the 90 minutes, and was never in the place where his team really needed him to be in.
Oscar (off 85') - 7.5
The 21-year-old was a real threat down the wing for Chelsea and opened the scoring after nodding home at the far post.
Oscar severely exposed Benoit Assou-Ekotto with his pace and trickery and can be well pleased with his display.
Juan Mata - 8
Mata was once again the playmaker-in-chief for the Blues as he dictated proceedings and was almost impossible to contain.
His set-piece deliveries also caused havoc in the opposition box all evening long, but he did miss a gilt-edged chance in the first half when he blasted over from 15 yards out on his weaker right foot.
Eden Hazard (off 73') - 6.5
The Belgian regularly found himself in advanced positions on Wednesday but it was just one of those evenings where nothing seemed to go right for him.
He slipped at crucial moments, took too long to get shots away and it was no surprise he was brought off in the 73rd minute.
Fernando Torres - 7.5
Although Torres' Premier League goal drought in 2013 continues, he was at the centre of Chelsea's passing moves in attack and it was his visionary pass that allowed Ramires to make it 2-1 in the 39th minute.
Playing as the lone striker, the Spaniard regularly found himself double-teamed by Michael Dawson and Jan Vertonghen but never shied away from a challenge and kept going back for more.
Victor Moses (on 73') - 6
Moses was brought on for Hazard to give Chelsea more drive and penetration down the left but was unable to exert an influence on proceedings.
Yossi Benayoun (on 85') - N/A
Benayoun came off the bench with only five minutes remaining and had minimal time to make an impact.
Hugo Lloris - 7
Like his opposite number, Lloris didn't exactly have any standout contributions to the game but was steady whenever called upon.
Kyle Walker - 6.5
Walker showed plenty of initiative when bombing forward on the overlap, but he was extremely nervous when defending and gave away a number of freekicks in dangerous areas.
Michael Dawson - 8
It's easy to see why Dawson continues to be involved with England despite his injury problems as he is a naturally-gifted centre-back.
Blessed with bravery and astute reading of the game, the 29-year-old weighed in with several important interceptions and blocks to help Spurs to a point.
Jan Vertonghen - 7
Vertonghen did struggle with the pace a bit on Wednesday as he spent more time kicking his opponent than the ball, but he did play a couple of excellent passes from the back to get Tottenham on the front foot, highlighting once again his ability as a ball-playing defender.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto - 6
Assou-Ekotto struggled to keep up with Oscar throughout the 90 minutes although he deserves credit for his role in Sigurdsson's equaliser, as it was his cross that led to Adebayor flicking the ball into the Iceland international's path.
Tom Huddlestone - 4
Huddlestone looked completely lost on Wednesday and failed to dictate the tempo for Tottenham, which was the exact task he was put in the side to do.
Scott Parker - 6.5
It was a difficult day for Parker as he lacked the necessary class to match the flair of Chelsea's midfielders.
To his credit, he never gave up and toiled manfully all evening long.
Aaron Lennon (off 62') - 6.5
Lennon has been the one winger that has managed to pose problems to Cole over the years, but it was the Chelsea man who won the battle this time around.
The Spurs winger never really got the better of his direct opponent and was hauled off shortly after the hour mark.
Lewis Holtby (off 71') - 6
The ex-Schalke man showed plenty of composure when in possession but was tried to do too much at times and will get better with a full season of English football under his belt.
Gareth Bale - 5
Stepping up to the plate in decisive games like Wednesday's is what separates the good players from the great ones, which is why - for now - Bale remains a very good player.
He cut a peripheral figure for most of the evening and failed to make the most of the couple of chances that were presented to him.
Emmanuel Adebayor - 8.5
The 2012/13 season has been one to forget for Adebayor, but he showed he is certainly still capable of singlehandedly getting a result for his side.
He made it 1-1 in the 26th minute with a fantastic goal after picking up the ball inside his own half and racing to the edge of the opposition box, before curling a sublime effort past a hapless Cech.
And just when Spurs needed a second equaliser, his lovely flick allowed Sigurdsson to fire into the bottom corner.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (on 62') - 7.5
Sigurdsson can be very pleased with his 30-minute cameo as he came on to score the goal that earned Tottenham a point, clinically firing into the bottom corner from an acute angle.
Apart from that, he also showed plenty of guile when taking on opponents and will be unlucky not to start at the weekend.
Clint Dempsey (on 71') - 6
With Tottenham chasing the game, Dempsey was brought on in the 71st minute as Andre Villas-Boas opted to play two men up front but he didn't really have too many chances to make an impact.