Any optimistic Chelsea supporters who had hoped for a swift change in fortunes under Mauricio Pochettino will be sorely disappointed. The Blues have been unable to fully shake off the malaise that engulfed them in the second half of last season, instead making their worst start to a campaign in 45 years.
There have been significant mitigating circumstances, though, with an injury crisis leaving the new head coach without half of the regular first-team players that he would have usually called upon at one point or another.
That said, the Blues enjoyed an uptick in form in October, winning twice and holding Arsenal to a creditable draw. However, a home defeat to Brentford to end the month felt like two significant strides backwards.
With Pochettino already finding himself in a firefight, GOAL has rated every Chelsea player's performance so far this season to figure out who should be the frontrunners for the club's Player of the Season award...
Last update: September 27, 2023.