|1. WILLIAN - FREE KICK GOD||8.5|
Frankly, it's getting a bit ridiculous. It's one thing to be on a good run of form, to get lucky for a few games in a row. It's another thing to consistently be doing something all season, especially if that something is "scoring from free kicks". Willian's free kick-taking has got to be bordering on historic already and we're not even halfway through the season. We're definitely in Zico territory now. I want to see double digits, Big Willi Style!
Now we just need to figure out how to get Hazard and Willian to play well at the same time, in the same match.
|2. BABA RAHMAN - DL||7.7|
In our previous match, against Norwich City, Mourinho chose to go with Kenedy as the de facto left back just in case the Canaries opted for a three-man backline. They didn't, so Kenedy had a bit of defending to do as well.
In the future, maybe we can just start Baba in such circumstances — he's quite excellent going forward and loves a good cross, and it's almost a toss-up between the two youngsters in terms of who's a bigger liability in defense.
|3. ASMIR BEGOVIĆ - GK||7.6|
Just barely edging out game-changing goal-scorer Gary Cahill for the third spot is the Chelsea goalkeeper, who will soon be relegated back to a backup role when Courtois makes his long-awaited return from injury.
It's not that Begović has been bad during his 16-straight starts (6 clean sheets). He's been good, often even great. But he's just not Courtois. Not many are.
Begović (7.6), Baba (7.7), Terry (6.9), Cahill (7.6), Azpilicueta (7.3), Matić (6.9), Fàbregas (6.8), Hazard (6.7), Oscar (7.2), Willian (8.5), Costa (5.6)
Pedro (6.4), Zouma (7.4), Rémy (6.1)