Hakim Ziyech (No. 22) Right winger, Morocco
There is no denying that on his day, Hakim Ziyech is Chelsea’s most creative player, but he hasn’t been anywhere close to that for the past three months. The Moroccan Magician can count his goal contributions since November on one hand and he will know as well as anyone that his performances have simply not been good enough. Ziyech is one of the players with gears to find in the second half of the season and if he manages to do that, the Blues could end up with a decent campaign as the wizard brings a whole new skillset to Stamford Bridge when on his game.
Tammy Abraham (No. 9) Striker, England
On the back of a hat-trick just a few days ago—albeit against Luton—Tammy Abraham’s confidence will be sky high at the moment. He has been Chelsea’s best striker in the last month and is currently the most deserving of a starting slot. As Timo Werner continues to struggle, Abraham’s goals are needed now more than ever if Chelsea is to climb the table. Tuchel will have to assess the center forward position further, but at the moment, it’s Abraham’s to lose given his current form.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (No.20) Left winger, England
Callum Hudson-Odoi came off the bench to assist on the last of Abraham’s three goals against Luton. In his 20-minute cameo, he had more impact on the game than the man he replaced. It may have taken awhile, but the youngster is starting to hit the levels which Chelsea fans have been hoping for a long time.
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