Sky Sports’ “Power Rankings” are ultimately meaningless, based on their own collection of stats and ratings, but they do give a good idea of who the most in form players in the league are.
The fact that it’s based on stats means it cuts through the hype a little, and isn’t always dominated by Bruno Fernandes or Mo Salah or whoever else is in the headlines that day.
Chelsea’s top ranked player so far this season is also the 7th highest ranked player in the league – and it’s not Havertz, Werner or even Thiago Silva.
Kurt Zouma isn’t getting the hype that those others are, but he’s having a superb season, capped off by his impressive 3 goals.
His aerial threat isn’t just effective in attack either – he’s winning all his duels defensively, and with Silva alongside him at the back he’s playing like we always knew he could.
He’s been the backbone of our recent run of clean sheets – long may they continue.