Fantasy Premier League: Analysing Chelsea Assets

The blues have looked great recently under the leadership of Thomas Tuchel, as the blues went on to win the champions league. Chelsea’s defense remained the only consistent position that delivered performances week in week out from an FPL perspective. Chelsea kept 18 clean sheets throughout the previous campaign, out of which 11 came under Tuchel’s charge. Tuchel revolutionized Chelsea’s defense by shifting to a three at the back formation and a more compact way of play. 

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Since Tuchel has arrived, Chelsea has changed their style of play to such an extent that they have sacrificed on the goals scored for them. Chelsea has been playing a defensive style of play which has been working for them, and players have been able to tune with each other. If Chelsea wants to compete for the title they need to bridge that gap they need to score more consistently. 

Mason Mount

He is one of the most influential players for Chelsea and is arguably their most important attacking asset as he created the most number of chances for the team. His price is 7.5 million, and he produced a total of 147 points in the latest season. He was the most consistent starter for Chelsea in the premier league beating mostly everyone from getting in the starting eleven.

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Mason has played as a left-sided winger and as an attacking midfielder for Chelsea which makes him ever more nailed for a starting berth. He produced an xG of 6.8 and an xA of 7.8, but most of his goals have not come in regular games and thus might not be the best option at that price.

Kai Havertz 

Kai Havertz is the player that mostly everyone is looking forward to as he was the player at the end of the season playing in his best position and was flourishing. After a noticeable campaign at the Euros, Kai would be looking forward to a great start to the premier league.

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Havertz produced an xG of 6.3 goals and scored four goals, underperforming his xG by two goals. Most of his involvements came late in the season when he was able to gel along with the attackers and was playing as a forward. His price is 8.5 million and could be worth every penny if he would start every game. 

Reece James

For the past two seasons, he has played as a right-back and as a right-wing-back, and thus, it is easy to say that he will be a consistent player in the starting eleven as we witnessed him playing as a right-center-back in a back three formation. Under Tuchel, he was used to breaking down oppositions while they were on counters as Azpilicueta lacked pace. For 5.5 million, he can be great as he also can produce the attacking numbers. 

Edouard Mendy 

Undoubtedly he is one of the players most influential players who helped the team from the back to step up the performances as he has had a save percentage of 70.5%. He has kept 16 clean sheets out of the 31 games that he has played, only three less than Ederson, who played five more matches than him. Although Chelsea’s start to the premier league campaign is a bit dodgy, the player is to be targeted for many fixtures in between the campaign. 

Timo Werner 

After Mason Mount, Timo was the one that played consistently for many weeks as a striker drifting in wide positions. Werner’s first season at Chelsea has been underwhelming as he was only able to score six goals in the premier league, underperforming his xG by six goals.

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Timo has been taking 2.77 shots per game which is very much similar to his campaign of 2016/17 in the Bundesliga. Since then he has improved his shots per game ratio. Although he has underperformed his xG by a large margin, he still can score many goals as one can say he was very unlucky in his first season.

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