Mason Mount (No. 19) Right attacking midfielder, England
Mount has been Chelsea’s best player under Tuchel. This, though, isn’t as much an accolade as it should be, because the lack of goals under Tuchel is an indication of an underperformance of the other attackers. Mount has been very consistent at a time when Chelsea has needed someone to be and that’s credit to him. His goal decided the game against Liverpool and secured a much needed win that was important in the race for top 4. That goal against Liverpool also symbolizes more than just a win at Anfield, as the Blues haven’t won against Liverpool in five attempts, and have in fact lost the last four matches against them. There are still aspects of his game that he needs to work on, but he has a lot of time to work on them. He’s 22 after all.
Hakim Ziyech (No. 22) Left attacking midfielder, Morocco
Ziyech hasn’t even divided the fanbase at all, there seems to be consensus that he’s rubbish. Many claim he had a bad game against Manchester United, yet he created the most chances and took the most shots and shots on target. Ziyech has started just ten out of 26 available league games for the Blues this season. He came into the season injured and has since missed majority of games due to niggling injuries and fitness management. He will definitely create as many chances as we expect, but he needs game time. He has created the most big chances per 90, 0.45. He has also made the most Shot creating actions per 90 (5.37) and goal creating actions per 90 (0.69) for players at the club. Every Chelsea player suffers from what Ziyech is suffering now, their mistakes are magnified while their strengths are pushed to the background. He’s not in great form, but he’s getting there.
Timo Werner (No. 11) Center forward, Germany
Werner played his role perfectly against Liverpool. Containing Fabinho and Ozan Kabak and giving them trouble as he kept running off them and they found it difficult to keep up. This game would not be as easy for the German because Ancelotti’s Everton is not likely to give him as much space as Klopp’s Liverpool did. However as long as he reads the game well and does what he’s good at, he should have just as big an impact for the Blues against Everton.
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