Chelsea end of season ratings and whether Frank Lampard should keep or sell 27 players

Frank Lampard’s first campaign in charge of Chelsea has finally drawn to a close, although there are less than five weeks before the rollercoaster starts up again.

The head coach used 27 players in securing a top-four place in the Premier League, turning several youth team players into first choices.

But with Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner already joined up and further additions expected in a busy transfer window, the future of several players is at risk.

Here assesses the performances of every player to have appeared in the league and whether they should be kept or sold.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga The Spaniard has been a massive disappointment, conceding cheap goals on a far too regular basis. Lampard seems to have made up his mind but will anyone pay close to the £71.6million fee he cost two years ago? Sell

Willy Caballero Did OK as Kepa’s stand-in and the Argentine veteran, who is older than Petr Cech, signed a one-year extension which means he will remain. It should be as back-up only. Keep


Reece James The young right back has made the position his own in recent weeks and excelled on the attacking front. Stand out moment was his first senior goal, in the 4-4 draw against Ajax. Missed early weeks of the season due to injury and remains on a sharp learning curve but he has the potential to be the long-term fixture in that position. Keep

Cesar Azpilicueta Rarely grabs the headlines but the captain remains the most dependable member of the squad. Started the campaign a little slowly but played more minutes than anyone in three different positions. Keep

Tariq Lamptey The teenager came off the bench away to Arsenal in December and looked composed in difficult circumstances. Was highly rated but decided he was better off elsewhere with Azpilicueta and James ahead of him in the pecking order. Joined Brighton &…


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