One Chelsea player is in WhoScored’s statistical best XI for the season so far across all of Europe’s top five leagues – and there’s no prizes for guessing who it is.
The Premier League champions have endured a so-so start to their title defence, with key figures such as Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante all spending periods on the sidelines with injury problems.
However, the victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon was the clearest indication yet that the clouds are clearing in SW6, and Antonio Conte’s men could be set to rediscover the electric form that saw them crowned champions at the end of last term.
One man who cannot be blamed for our early season struggles is the dependable Cesar Azpilicueta. The Spaniard is the only Chelsea player who makes WhoScored’s Europe’s top five leagues team of the season so far, which includes just three players from the Premier League.