Chelsea are embarking on their second campaign under Frank Lampard and expectations have grown.
The Blues added star quality to their squad over the summer, strengthening across the pitch with Lampard looking to build on the fourth-placed finish of last season.
Despite all the new arrivals, however, Chelsea remain a 4.5-star team on FIFA for the second year running. But how exactly does their squad break down on FIFA 21?
We’ve got you covered. Read on for Chelsea’s FIFA 21 player ratings and stats in full.
Squad list is based on players in latest downloadable update at time of publication (07/10/20).
Chelsea’s FIFA 21 ratings: Goalkeepers
One position in which Chelsea needed to strengthen over the summer was the goalkeeper, with Kepa Arrizabalaga still struggling for form and confidence between the sticks. The Blues brought Senegalese shot-stopper Edouard Mendy in from Rennes, but Arrizabalaga remains Chelsea’s highest-rated goalkeeper on FIFA 21 with a rating of 82, dropping two from FIFA 20. Mendy, instead, comes in with a rating of 79, four higher than Willy Caballero.
Chelsea goalkeeper ratings for FIFA 21: Kepa Arrizabalaga (82), Edouard Mendy (79), Willy Caballero (75).
Chelsea’s FIFA 21 ratings: Defenders
Chelsea also strengthened their defence over the summer, bringing in the experienced head of Thiago Silva. And the Brazilian sails in as the club’s highest-rated defender on FIFA 21 with an overall of 85. This is a drop of three from his initial FIFA 20 rating but is still enough to see him one ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta. There’s then a drop of three to the next closest players, including new left-back Ben Chilwell and the man he has replaced in Lampard’s starting XI, Marcos Alonso. Highly-rated right-back Reece James comes in with an overall of 77.
Chelsea defender ratings for FIFA 21: Thiago Silva (85), Cesar Azpilicueta (84), Marcos Alonso (81), Ben Chilwell (81), Antonio Rudiger (81), Kurt Zouma (80), Emerson (79), Andreas Christensen (79), Reece James (77), Fikayo Tomori (76), Baba Rahman (75).
Chelsea’s FIFA 21 ratings: Midfielders
Two of Chelsea’s biggest reinforcements during the transfer window came in midfield, with Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech signed from Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax respectively. Ziyech was the first Blues signing to be announced after their transfer ban, confirmed as early as February, and he brings an 85 rating and five-star skill moves to Stamford Bridge. Havertz, whose potential of 93 is one of the highest in the game, also has an initial rating of 85. But N’Golo Kante remains undefeated at the top with a rating of 88, Chelsea’s best player in FIFA 21. Chelsea’s current FIFA 21 squad does also have a number of midfielders who left late in the transfer window, but we’ve excluded them from our list.
Chelsea midfielder ratings for FIFA 21: N’Golo Kante (88), Hakim Ziyech (85), Kai Havertz (85), Mateo Kovacic (83), Jorginho (83), Mason Mount (80), Victor Moses (78), Danny Drinkwater (73), Billy Gilmour (71).
Chelsea’s FIFA 21 ratings: Forwards
Finally the forwards, where another big summer signing was made in the form of Timo Werner. Chelsea weren’t really blessed for star forwards in FIFA 20, with Willian their highest rated at 82, but he’s left to join Arsenal. Werner, understandably then, has become Chelsea’s highest-rated forward with an overall of 85, their best in-game striker for some time. There has also been a boost for Christian Pulisic to 81, but Tammy Abraham remains a 78.
Chelsea forward ratings for FIFA 21: Timo Werner (85), Christian Pulisic (81), Olivier Giroud (79), Tammy Abraham (78), Callum Hudson-Odoi (74).
Chelsea FIFA 21 player ratings in full
- N’Golo Kante (88)
- Hakim Ziyech (85)
- Kai Havertz (85)
- Thiago Silva (85)
- Timo Werner (85)
- Cesar Azpilicueta (84)
- Mateo Kovacic (83)
- Jorginho (83)
- Kepa Arrizabalaga (82)
- Marcos Alonso (81)
- Ben Chilwell (81)
- Christian Pulisic (81)
- Antonio Rudiger (81)
- Mason Mount (80)
- Kurt Zouma (80)
- Emerson (79)
- Olivier Giroud (79)
- Andreas Christensen (79)
- Edouard Mendy (79)
- Victor Moses (78)
- Tammy Abraham (78)
- Reece James (77)
- Fikayo Tomori (76)
- Baba Rahman (75)
- Willy Caballero (75)
- Callum Hudson-Odoi (74)
- Danny Drinkwater (73)
- Billy Gilmour (71)