soccernet posted rankings for chelsea players for the season. i think that most of us who watched this team all year will have some serious disagreements with his rankingshttp://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/st ... ea?cc=5901
seems to me like the writer only watched the last month of chelsea. not really a fair assessment of the season. some way to high (drogba, lamps, boz; some too low torres and ivan)
i'd love to hear what everyone elses rating look like. off the top of my head i think i'd go something like
mata - 9.0 overall was our best player for the season, we looked horrendous when he was off the pitch
ramires - 8.5 he was the engine of the midfield and covered just about every position except center back and striker at times
drogba - 8.0 he gets a deserved bump for his play in the big games, but half the games he played this year he was either invisible or disinterested.
lampard - 8.0 much improved under RDM, but lets not forget how many awful games he had the first half of the season
ivanovic - 8.0 the most consistent defender for the year
cole - 7.5 much like drogba and lampard, really only shined under RDM. he had some un cole-like performances in the league getting bested by guys who in the past would never get him. MOTM for the CL final though
luiz - 7.0 for me he was the best of the full-time centerbacks this year, especially after AVB ditched the high back-line. people who were getting on luiz were lemmings just following the media. he cleaned up the mistakes halfway through the year and was great after.
mikel - 7.0 once he got out of AVBs doghouse he was great. finally played like we have been expecting for years.
cahill - 7.0 when he played he was solid
terry - 6.5 some days he was a 10 others he was a 5. the high line didnt do him any favors. has to take a hit for the bone headed plays he made this year (QPR and Barca)
torres - 6.5 yes he had the massive drought and looked scared to get into scoring position at times, but he rebounded nicely and had a solid 2nd half. even when he wasnt scoring his work rate was top notch
sturridge - 6.5 great first half, mediocre 2nd half. not bad considering he isnt a winger and refuses to pass
kalou - 6.0 seemed like a different player after coming back from African Cup. i think he needed the confidence boast. nice defending for a forward, but just doesnt do enough with the ball.
bertrand - 6.0 hard to put him much higher with so few games. looked good when he played though, solid defensive and going forward. future looks bright
mereiles - 5.0 right in the middle, totally average, where he belongs. a couple of great goals cant offset the horrendous passing and defending. nice work rate though.
bosingwa - 5.0 to be fair, he was much better in the big games than i ever thought. but we cant forget how many needless goals he gave away in the first half of the year. who knows where we would be in the PL standings if ivan would have played RB exclusively all season.
essien - 4.5 sad to see the bison reduced to a bit role. but what did we expect after so many injuries. he clearly isnt back to 100% and not sure he ever will be.
malouda - 4.5 did he do anything positive this year? i honestly cant remember anything he did that had a real impact on a game in a good way.