FPL: The 5 Best Chelsea Players For Your 2022-23 Season Fantasy Team

FPL: The 5 Best Chelsea Players For Your 2022-23 Season Fantasy Team

Chelsea’s season could have gone a lot better than it did. Losing two cup finals to Liverpool on penalties was unfortunate, but c’est la vie. They did end the season with a solid 3rd place finish, the UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup; not too shabby.

Apart from that, Tuchel has built an exciting squad with a lot of potential. The 3 at the back system creates a lot of exciting FPL picks, and the lack of rotation creates a few FPL must-have assets. So let’s have a look at the top 5 FPL assets for your team from Chelsea.

5. Kai Havertz (£8.0m)

The Lukaku disaster is finally over with the Belgian returning to Inter on loan, and all things point towards Havertz being played consistently through the middle. If we look back to when Havertz used to play down the middle, it resulted in Chelsea winning the Champions League.

Last season he played across the front line, and in spite of the constant role change, he got 8G and 3A. The most important stats we should focus on are the 1.14 shots on target and 0.35 goals/shot on target.

I find it particularly impressive that these numbers aren’t too far from what he put up at Leverkusen a couple of seasons ago while playing as a no9 and scoring 17 league goals. Apart from that, his ability to get involved in the build-up is something to keep an eye on, with 10.5 progressive passes received and 5.4 progressive carries. Time to back Kai this time around.

4. Ben Chilwell (£6.0m)

Wing-backs are a boon when it comes to FPL. Huge attacking returns while also picking up clean sheets and bonus points. Chilwell went on quite the hot streak before his unfortunate injury. He played only 7 matches, got 3G and 1A, and kept 4 clean sheets.

His sample size for last season is too small to compare with others, and his injury plants the seed of doubt in many managers’ minds. But aside from that, if he is back to full fitness and Tuchel plays him consistently as the LWB, there’s no doubt he will deliver.

Sterling’s arrival also creates an interesting dynamic, and these two linking up would increase Chilwell’s attractiveness as an FPL asset.

3. Raheem Sterling (£10.0m)

And speaking of Sterling, he is certainly a world-class addition to this Chelsea attack. There has been a lot of slander against him, but the numbers speak for themselves. He has been a key part of City’s rampant title-winning sides and has been a key contributor.

Despite receiving limited minutes last season, he got 13G and 5A, which would have made him Chelsea’s top scorer. We have seen Sterling score over 15 league goals multiple times when he was the main man at City, which he will now be at Chelsea.

2.2 dribbles completed/90, 9 touches in the box, and 1.74 key passes/90 show that Sterling has a lot of quality and is not one to be slept on.

2. Mason Mount (£8.0m)

Mason Mount is slowly becoming one of the most complete midfielders in the league. Versatile enough to play in midfield or as a part of the front 3, he is the creative force that carried this team last season. 11G and 11A last season saw him finish as the team’s top goalscorer as well as creator.

He was among the best in the league for big chances created, assists, and shots among midfielders last season.  The fact that he is valued at just £8.0m is something I find quite baffling. A cool 169-point return last season, and you see why I believe he will be one of the highest-owned midfielders as the season kicks off.

1. Reece James(£6.0m)

Finally, coming to the best Chelsea asset, in my opinion, Reece James. Despite having an injury-hit season that saw him make 26 appearances, he got 5G and 9A. In terms of FPL, he smashed it, finishing the season with 141 points, putting him in the top 10 amongst defenders.

His underlying stats are too almost unreal, he is in the top 5% of defenders for all important metrics. 5.4 progressive passes, 7.3 progressive carries, 2.27 key passes per game, and 3.37 passes into the final third.

He is Chelsea’s biggest threat down the right apart from Mount and is given license to bomb forward as well as come inside and get involved with the play. At £6.0m, he is a must-have in your FPL team come August 5th.

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