1. CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI (5.8)
A positive note to end the season for young Callum, who’s was largely disappointing even amid the Youth Revolution™ happening all around him — perhaps in part due to the expectations placed on him. But with brand new competition coming in for starting spots in attack on the team, Hudson-Odoi will need to quickly rediscover the promise he was showing before his unfortunate Achilles injury 18 months ago.
2. N’GOLO KANTÉ (5.8)
Well, at least we’ve still got N’Golo Kanté. He may be all too human these days, but he’s still ours and that’s better than not having him. Kanté made just 28 appearances this season (from 55 possible). He’d never made fewer than 39 in any full season as a professional. He still managed to finish on the player ratings podium 13 times, which is best ratio on the team. One can only hope he can kick the injury habit — though the closer he gets to 30, the less likely that will be unfortunately...
3. TAMMY ABRAHAM (5.6)
Abraham faded in the last few months thanks to a nagging and unfortunately timed injury and the re-emergence of Olivier Giroud. But he still managed to finish with 18 goals in all competitions (none from penalties), which is nothing to sneeze at even if the season feels less impressive than that thanks to recency bias — 15 in 34 in the Premier League is practically 1-in-2, which is the gold standard for “good”. Abraham set 26 goals as his target for the season; he got two-thirds of the way despite starting just 4 of our last 19 games. And oh yeah, he’s still just 22. The future is certainly bright.
vs. BAYERN MUNICH (CL, A, L 1-4)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): —
GOOD (7.0-7.9): —
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): —
POOR (5.0-5.9): Hudson-Odoi (5.8), Kanté (5.8), Abraham (5.6), James (5.3), Zouma (5.2), Mount (5.1)
BAD (4.0-4.9): Caballero (4.8), Giroud (4.8, sub), Kovačić (4.6), Christensen (4.4), Barkley (4.2), Emerson (4.2)
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —