Top Five worst Chelsea players this season in 2017/18.
Top five worst Chelsea players this season in 2017/18? Here we look at the Top five worst Chelsea players this season so far. Who have been the worst Chelsea players this season? Here we will look at the stats and the writers opinion on who have been the worst Chelsea players in 2018.
Chelsea have had a disappointing season so far and are currently fifth in the Premier League table. The Blues are 10 points behind fourth placed Spurs. Chelsea FC head coach Antonio Conte is expected to leave at the end of this season due to their poor results and Conte’s continued bad relationship with the Chelsea board.
Top five worst Chelsea players this season in 2017/18
While the whole Chelsea squad have been poor this season, there are a few notable exceptions. N’Golo Kante has been consistently good throughout the season while Cesar Azpilicueta has been rock solid in defence as usual. So who have been the worst Chelsea players this season? Here we will find out.
5. Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas has been one of the worst Chelsea players this season in 2017/18. The Spanish midfielder just hasn’t been his usual self and no longer plays those killer passes Fabregas is known for. He used to create at least 3-4 chances every game for Diego Costa or Eden Hazard to finish off with a goal. But this season he has only made four assists compared to his 12 last season (when he wasn’t even in the starting line up most games).
This season, despite playing in every match, he just hasn’t been creating chances and routinely looks lost as to where to pass the ball.
Perhaps one reason is that Alvaro Morata hasn’t been in form lately and is not as good as Diego Costa but he’s still one of my worst Chelsea players this season pick.
The Spaniard’s Whoscored rating of 7.08 pales in comparison to his 7.62 rating in 2014/15 when he made 18 assists.
Pedro has had an indifferent 2017/18 season due to not only not being picked in the starting lineup often, and because when he has played he’s been poor.
The little Spaniard scored several key goals last season to help Chelsea win the Premier League title- including that wonder goal he scored from outside the box against Spurs to equalise. But this season he’s barely scored and when he has played he has not helped Chelsea at all. Just recently, when Chelsea were 1-1 with West Ham, Pedro came on as an impact sub, but he misfired passes and shots every time he got the ball.
The 30-year-old has only started 15 times this season and has made 25 appearances in total in the Premier League. Out of those appearances, Pedro has only scored four goals and made two assists. That’s just not good enough for an attacking winger.
The 30-year-old’s Whoscored rating of 6.79 shows what a bad season he’s had.
3. Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata was supposed to be Chelsea’s key signing this season to help The Blues retain the Premier League title. But the £58 million acquisition has proven to be a bit of a flop so far. After starting the season well with 10 goals- most from his head- he got injured and he hasn’t regained his form since.
The 25-year-old has only scored 11 goals in total from 26 appearances in the Premier League. For a striker who’s supposed to be the main man, 11 goals is not good enough. Let’s hope Morata is better next season now that he’s recovered from his injury properly.
Morata’s Whoscored rating of 6.93 per game is evident of his poor season.
2. Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois has had a poor season compared to his usual standard. The Belgian shot stopper has played badly in important games this season. Such as against Barcelona in the Champions League, when he let two shots go through his legs, gifting Barca two goals.
Courtois has also talked about wanting to go back to Spain which hasn’t gone down well with Chelsea fans. The Belgian is usually rock solid in goal but unfortunately he’s let a lot of weak shots in. If he does stay at Chelsea, he needs to be better next season.
His Whoscored rating of 6.54 out of 10 per game proves what a bad season he’s had.
1. Tiemoue Bakayoko
Tiemoue Bakayoko was meant to be the man that replaced Nemanja Matic in the midfield. But, after discarding matic to Manchester United, Bakayoko has proven to be a total flop. His poor season was summed up in a recent performance against Watford recently. He gave the ball away several times leading to Watford goal chances, before being sent off in the first half. The two reckless challenges which were unnecessary cost Chelsea the game.
The French midfielder really hasn’t contributed to the team at all this season after his £40 million move from Monaco. He has to go down as the worst signing of 2017/18 in all of Europe. To add insult to injury, Matic has been in excellent form for Manchester United this season.
Tiemoue Bakayoko’s Whoscored rating of 6.90 proves what a disaster he has been in the midfield this season.