This was a sensational season if you are a fan of The Blues. Over the past year, we’ve seen some of the highest highs and lowest lows. In the end, Chelsea managed to walk away as the European champions with an optimistic outlook for next season. Let’s take a look at how they got there and the driving factors behind their success.
You can have millions of euros to spend and the best management in the world, but at the end of the day, the victory belongs to the players. Chelsea has elite level talent on this squad, and they oftentimes were not being used appropriately. To give credit where it’s due, let’s name the best Chelsea footballers of the season.
It’s hard to name one player the best overall, but a certain respect has to be paid to Mason Mount. Throughout the season, Mount was the one player that clearly looked like he was giving it his full effort, even in the rough times. With 6 goals and 5 assists, he was no slouch in the Premier League either.
When it came to delivering goals, Timo Werner was above everyone else on the squad. Despite rampant criticism, he still returned 12 goals and 15 assists across all competitions and was very productive throughout the season. Midfielder Jorginho also was very reliable this season, and has hinted that he will be sticking around after winning the Champions League. Of course, MVP winner and potential Ballon d’Or candidate N’Golo Kanté deserves a nod, as does goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for the immense effort he put in this year.
With their big match against Manchester City just around the corner, Chelsea was faced with a potentially massive problem as their star goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was forced out of a match against Aston Villa with a rib injury. With less than a week to go, there would not be a lot of time to heal up and be ready for this upcoming championship final match.
Problems like this and other nagging injuries throughout the season have sparked a major debate in the…