1. TAMMY ABRAHAM (8.1)
Aerial duels won: 3
Sergio Agüero. Teemu Pukki. Raheem Sterling. Those are the only players who have scored more Premier League goals so far this season than Tammy Abraham’s four. Certainly a solid enough start for the youngster, who’s now just one goal shy of equalling his total output for Swansea City in his first try at top flight football a couple season ago. After the break, he’ll have to keep banging them in against not just newly promoted teams of course.
2. MATEO KOVAČIĆ (6.6)
As I was crawling up the 10-20 per cent incline of Old Priest Grade and the needle of the 20-year-old S52 engine started to move to the hot side, I was reminded that barely a couple hours prior, Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead and what should’ve been routine victory most other times. So I pulled over, let the engine cool down (fortunately it did), turned around, and drove home. No Tioga Pass for me this weekend, especially with Labor Day traffic madness.
3. JORGINHO (6.3)
Fouls drawn: 2
But like Jorginho, I wasn’t about to let some heat defeat me. I drove home 2.5 hours, switched cars, and drove 4.5 more hours back down to Mammoth, this time hopping over the Sierras at Carson Pass. I hope you didn’t come for deep insight on Chelsea’s game. We could talk Sierra passes all day though.
vs. SHEFFIELD UNITED (PL, H, D 2-2)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Abraham (8.1)
GOOD (7.0-7.9): —
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Kovačić (6.6), Jorginho (6.3), Tomori (6.1), Emerson (6.1)
POOR (5.0-5.9): Arrizabalaga (5.8), Mount (5.6), Pulisic (5.4), Willian (5.1, sub)
BAD (4.0-4.9): Barkley (4.9), Gilmour (4.6, sub), Batshuayi (4.5, sub), Zouma (4.3)
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): Azpilicueta (3.9)