Chelsea player ratings so far: Alonso outstanding & Pedro fantastic as David Luiz struggles

Kepa Arrizabalaga

The world record has had a pretty easy start to life at Chelsea and hasn’t been tested too much so far. However, he maybe should have done better with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal, while Joselu scored at his near post as well.

However, bigger tests are going to come his way and we’ll certainly find out more about him in the coming games. 5

Cesar Azpilicueta

Consistent once again and trying to adapt once again to becoming a right-back after his stint in Antonio Conte’s side. A more defensive option at right-back, however he has got another assist for Alvaro Morata.

The one thing that the Spaniard will be looking to improve on is his crossing and he will also be hoping he is named as permanent club captain. 7

Marcos Alonso

Has had an outstanding start to the season, especially going forward, and has really shone playing in the left-back role after playing wing-back last season.

One goal, two assists plus winning penalties against Huddersfield and Newcastle goes to show just how important he has been and has excelled under Sarri. 9

Antonio Rudiger

Has been very solid at the back with good pace and using the ball well also, looking to play further forward and being more incisive with his passing.

Looks to be settling in well under Sarri and with a high line he has the pace to recover well. A couple of chances from corners that he has been unable to get on target as yet. 7

David Luiz

Out of all of the players in the squad he seems to have struggled the most. On the ball he has been great, with some excellent balls over the top and finding the wingers on each flank to spread the play.

However, defensively he seems to be not quite at the races and his lack of pace meant that he has struggled at times and a few poor decisions have put Chelsea in some difficult positions. 4


Has settled into Premier League life perfectly and has become the pass master of the side with more than 400 passes already to his name from the four matches to date.

Maybe not as good a tackler as Kante is, however he sets the tempo of the team and has been crucial for Sarri implementing his style of play at the Blues. 8

Mateo Kovacic

Two starts and one substitute appearance for the Blues so far and it seems that they have got an impressive player in the Thibaut Courtois deal for the campaign.

Neat and tidy on the ball and seems to work hard, however probably just needs to add a bit more attacking threat to what we have seen so far. 7

N’Golo Kante

Playing a completely new role under Sarri to one that he has played in the past, but at the moment he appears to be adapting to it well and he has the engine to be the complete boxt-to-box midfielder.

The creative side of his game might still need to come on, but once again the World Cup winner has been vital to the way that the Blues have started the season. 8

Ross Barkley

Had a decent pre-season and also a decent start to the season, so it seemed a little harsh that he lost his place to Kovacic after just two games in.

However, Barkley might have to see himself back on the bench for a while or take his chances for the Blues in the Carabao Cup and Europa League. 6

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Not the start that Loftus-Cheek would have wanted in the Premier League as he has not made a start and has just come off the bench twice so far.

While his appearances have been encouraging, you wonder where his immediate future lies in the league and it hasn’t seen the game time that he needs right now. 5


You might have thought it wouldn’t be his year, however nothing could be further from the truth with Pedro being the standout winger so far with three goals to his name in four games.

His ability on the left foot makes him very useful on the right of the three up top and he has had a fantastic start to the campaign. 9


Just the one assist for the Brazilian so far and you would have to say that at the moment Pedro and Eden Hazard should be the two starting wingers.

He has not quite hit the heights of much of last season, but he remains a pretty useful man to have around and is settling under Sarri well. 6

Eden Hazard

Took a couple of games for him to get his first start, however he is showing just how big it really was for Chelsea to keep him this summer and not let him head to Real Madrid.

In Sarri’s style, if you give him the ball enough times he will eventually make something happen and he is really starting to hit his stride in the season. 8

Victor Moses

Victor Moses might not be seeing much game time at all in the Premier League this season with a switch of formation meaning that he is seen as just a winger, rather than a wing-back.

That means he is struggling behind some of the best players in the side and he has just one substitute appearance to his name so far. 4

Alvaro Morata

Many Blues fans would have been hoping that his goal against Arsenal might have opened the floodgates for Alvaro Morata, but so far that doesn’t seem to be the case.

The Spaniard is still struggling somewhat and he needs a good international break and some confidence again to get firing for the rest of the season. 5

Olivier Giroud

There were some doubts over whether or not Giroud would fit into Sarri’s system, but the win over Bournemouth proved why he can play another key role.

He will want to be a starter, but coming off the bench so far he has been a real handful for defenders and useful for Sarri to mix things up. 6

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