1. ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN (8.4)
It’s been quite the year, 2021, for Andreas Christensen. He rang in the New Year practically at the bottom of the Chelsea depth chart. He approaches the end of the year as one of the first names on the teamsheet, either in the center or the right side of the back-three, while pitching clean sheets left, right, and center.
And now, he’s even scored a goal! Only took the record-breaking 137 appearances, but good things come to those who wait, and Christensen has certainly stuck it out through thick and thin in his now nearly ten-year Chelsea career. Hopefully that contract is really just a matter of formality at this point.
Oh, and 2021 has also now brought not one, but two WAGNH Man of the Match awards for him, following his maiden one back in March in the 0-0 against Manchester United.
2. JORGINHO (8.0)
Death, taxes, Jorginho scoring from the spot.
3. ANTONIO RÜDIGER (7.7)
This picture. “Crazy guy,” says Fikayo Tomori in the top comment.
vs. MALMÖ FF (CL, H, W 4-0)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): —
EXCELLENT (8.0-8.9): Christensen (8.4), Jorginho (8.0)
GOOD (7.0-7.9): Rüdiger (7.7), Havertz (7.7, sub), Silva (7.6), Kanté (7.6), Hudson-Odoi (7.4, sub), Chilwell (7.3), Mount (7.0), Azpilicueta (7.0), Mendy (7.0)
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): Lukaku (6.7), Werner (6.6), James (6.6, sub), Alonso (6.2, sub)
POOR (5.0-5.9): Saúl (5.0, sub)
BAD (4.0-4.9): —
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): —