1. CHRISTIAN PULISIC (7.8)
The team around may be prone to crumbling at inopportune times, but Captain America continues to do his level best to lead Chelsea to victories. This is now four (4!) Man of the Match community awards in a row, the most for any one player this season. (Tammy Abraham and Reece James have both won three in a row earlier. Last player to win four in a row was unsurprisingly Eden Hazard, at the start of last season.)
Pulisic didn’t quite manage to get on the scoresheet, missing his one great opportunity with an inaccurate curling shot, but he was the one consistent attacking spearhead for the team that lacked creativity, tempo, and impetus for large portions of the game otherwise.
Despite all the praise heading his way, Pulisic’s form’s bound to turn eventually. Until then, keep striking while the iron’s hot.
2. WILLIAN (7.7)
Don’t look now, but Willian’s got double-digit goals for the fourth time in the last five seasons. He moves up to No.27 on the all-time Chelsea goalscoring list (62), ahead of Salomon Kalou (60), Nicolas Anelka (59), and Diego Costa (59). If this is to be his last month at Chelsea, he’s finishing it on a good note.
3. N’GOLO KANTÉ (6.0)
When in doubt, vote N’Golo.
vs. WEST HAM (PL, A, L 2-3)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —
GOOD (7.0-7.9): Pulisic (7.8), Willian (7.7)
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Kanté (6.0)
POOR (5.0-5.9): Mount (5.8, sub), Giroud (5.3, sub), Kovačić (5.2), Loftus-Cheek (5.1, sub)
BAD (4.0-4.9): Barkley (4.7), Azpilicueta (4.4), Alonso (4.1), Abraham (4.1)
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): Arrizabalaga (3.8), Christensen (3.7)
RÜDIGER wyd! (1.0-2.9): Rüdiger (2.9)