I’ll start this off by saying that whenever FIFA release their rankings for their latest game, it doesn’t ever bother me. It’s something of nothing, and some of the decisions they make are just plain ludicrous.
However, whilst scrolling down the list, which you can find on the FIFA 20 website today, it made me realise that even though these rankings mean very little, Chelsea need better players.
This isn’t a new realisation for me, I’ve felt this for some time, but I guess Eden Hazard has always masked it slightly on these occasions because all the talk will be about him not being rated highly enough.
Chelsea have just ONE player in the Top 100 list, N’Golo Kante. You can probably put in arguments for Jorginho and Kepa to be included, but apart from that, Kante really is our only world class player right now.
It’s simply not enough for a team who are competing for the Premier League and the Champions League to lack the quality that we do, this needs to be addressed when we can sign players again.
I’m not talking an overhaul anymore, we’ve addressed that by adding quality young players. But we do need one, two or three top class players added to this squad.
I’ll end it positively though, and say we do have a number of players capable of being in that Top 100 within the next few seasons, such as Callum Hudson-Odoi, Emerson and Ruben Loftus-Cheek just to name a few. But these players need more quality to play alongside them to get there.