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Bobby Vincent

Thiago Silva brilliant, Mount poor, Enzo Fernandez hype - Chelsea 2022/23 player ratings so far

Chelsea, as it stands, have 13 games remaining of the 2022/23 season. All being well, the Blues could play up to 16 more matches this term.

Real Madrid are the opposition for Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals as the Blues look to stop the European powerhouse after Los Blancos knocked out Liverpool in the last round. If they can do that, then two semi-final legs will be on their way and then possibly another final for the west Londoners.

Meanwhile, it's business as usual for Chelsea in the Premier League as they look to mount a challenge for the top-four, albeit an unexpected one at this point. We will have to wait until April 1 to see the Blues back in action, though, with the two-week international break now upon us.

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With the break now in full flow, looks at how each player has performed thus far this season as we enter the business end of the campaign.

Each player rating is done by working out the average score from's 'player ratings' articles this season. Players with five or more games – in all competitions – are the only ones marked...

Kepa Arrizabalaga – Has been relatively consistent since taking over as first-choice. Chelsea need to upgrade in the summer, though. 6.1.

Edouard Mendy – Has been missing for months through injury. Didn't have the best of times in goal before his finger problem. 5.9.

Trevoh Chalobah – Has been in and out of the team. He won't have played as much as he would have liked this season but has done well when called upon. Very consistent. 6.

Wesley Fofana – An injury-riddled season in his debut campaign for Chelsea but the Frenchman has done very well when fit. Fofana will keep on improving as well. 6.2.

Cesar Azpilicueta – Very much a bit-part player but he has still been used from the bench on plenty of occasions this season. Solid enough but nothing ground-breaking from the Spaniard. 5.8.

Kalidou Koulibaly – He has had some absolute stinkers but he has also shown why he is so highly thought of at times. The Senegal international has looked a lot better recently but he still needs to improve or risks being sold in the summer. 5.7.

Thiago Silva – Superb. Great. Amazing. As he has been since signing for Chelsea, the Brazil international remains the leader of the team. One of the highest scores. 6.4.

Benoit Badiashile – The young Frenchman has been brilliant since arriving from AS Monaco in January. He probably wouldn't have thought he would have been involved as much as he has but he's done exceptionally in his two months at Stamford Bridge. 6.5.

Marc Cucurella – The Spanish left-back has been a consistent figure in Graham Potter's side this season. He has had numerous downs in that time but has shown recent signs of improvement. 5.7.

Lewis Hall – The 18-year-old broke into the first-team before the World Cup break and really impressed in his short time in the side. Despite the positive performances from Hall, he hasn't had a chance recently under Potter. 6.2.

Ben Chilwell – Another injury-struck season for the England international unfortunately. However, he has proved his worth time and time again when fit. 6.2.

Reece James – See above, really. He's Chelsea's most important attacking player – he's that good. James is looking to get back to his best now and the Blues will be desperate to keep him fit to keep him fit for the remainder of the season. 6.5.

Denis Zakaria – He's looked decent at times but overall perhaps hasn't had the desired impact. Chelsea have an option to buy the midfielder in the summer but has he done enough to earn that? Probably not. 5.8.

Enzo Fernandez – Wow. What an impact the Argentine has made since being signed for a British record fee in January. He's only played nine games thus far for Chelsea but has already shown why he is one of the best midfield players in world football. 6.3.

Conor Gallagher – He's made 32 appearances for the Blues this season, one of the highest in the squad, but a lot of them have been from the bench. Gallagher seems to have a role from the bench where he's being used to come on and help see the game out. 5.8.

Mateo Kovacic – Not his best season since joining Chelsea, far from it. But he has still put in some stellar performances. More recently, also, he seems to be forming quite the midfield partnership with Fernandez. 5.8.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – The versatile Chelsea man has been used in his more natural midfield position this season but has also filled in at right wing-back in James' absence at times this season. He's been very consistent all season-long. 6.

Carney Chukwuemeka – The youngster perhaps hasn't played as much as he would have liked to. He has, though, shown glimpses of what he's capable of and what he can bring to Chelsea in the future. 5.7.

Mason Mount – The most disappointing mini-report to write. Mount has been so poor this season. After being consistently Chelsea's best player – or at least one of them – in recent seasons, this term has been a major disappointment for the England international. Questions over his future at the club won't have helped. 5.5.

Joao Felix – A really entertaining and aesthetically pleasing footballer to watch every week. He would have liked to score more but he's still bagged two since arriving on loan in January. Felix with end product would be a truly devastating and frightening footballer. 6.5.

Raheem Sterling – Sterling came in with huge expectations after such a successful time at Manchester City. It hasn't quite worked out for him but he has still scored seven goals – Chelsea's second-most – in all competitions this term. 6.

Kai Havertz – The German started the season quite disappointingly but has really picked up in recent games. His average rating is quite low, but that will keep going up if he can continue his recent form. 5.7.

Hakim Ziyech – Very much a bit-part player again this season. Wanted to leave in January but a move to Paris Saint-Germain collapsed. Looks destined to leave at the end of the season. 5.5.

Christian Pulisic – Again, hasn't played as much as he would have hoped but it looks as if Potter has trust in the American. He's been very consistent but I can't help feel like we need more. 6.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – A major disappointment. It was a gamble. It hasn't worked out. A lot can be said about how Aubameyang was very much a Thomas Tuchel signing. That is, of course, the case, and both parties now need to move on from this. 5.4.

Mykhailo Mudryk – A very low score which seems unfair. For Mudryk, we need perspective; he is still very young, moved for a big price-tag and into a brand-new league and country. He has shown glimpses of his undeniable talent but he still looks very raw. 5.4.

Armando Broja – A devastating injury towards the end of last year means he is missing for the rest of the season. Showed signs of being a helpful impact substitute before that without setting the Premier League alight. 5.7.


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