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FM17: Chelsea Squad Player Ratings Breakdown

Here's the Chelsea team on Football Manager 2017 with all the player ratings and values revealed and broken down to help you understand your squad.

With a large transfer budget, you have signifcant room for manouevre in the transfer market to bring in your own personnel. Your biggest problem as Chelsea manager will be at the heart of defence as Chelsea’s centre-backs are aging somewhat. Kurt Zouma is the youngest, though he starts on the injury list.

Transfer budget: £40,000,000

Wage budget: £2,984,038


PositionPlayerCurrent RatingPotential RatingAgeNationalityValue
GoalkeeperAsmir Begovic3329Bosnia£18.5m
GoalkeeperThibault Courtois4424Belgium£28.5m

Absolutely no issues between the sticks for Chelsea as they have one of the world’s best ‘keepers in Thibault Courtois who has a four star current and potential rating. Asmir Begovic is also good quality backup if and when the Belgian is injured.


PositionPlayerCurrent RatingPotential RatingAgeNationalityValue
DefenderBranislav Ivanovic3332Serbia£3m
DefenderKurt Zouma3321France£28.5m
DefenderJohn Terry2.52.535England£2.6m
DefenderGary Cahill2.52.530England£6m
DefenderDavid Luiz32.529Brazil£21.5m
DefenderJohn Obi Mikel3329Nigeria£12m
DefenderNathaniel Chalobah2321England£4.6m
DefenderCesar Azpilicueta3.53.526Spain£26.5m
DefenderMarco Alonso3325Spain£21m

At the heart of defence, Chelsea have an aging core of centre-backs in Cahill, Terry and Luiz and this is going to be a big concern. Note that Terry will not command any fee really given his age. Emphasis should be placed on Zouma who is 21 and a top talent. Azpilicueta and Alonso are decent fullbacks, but if you want to challenge for the title, you’d be best to upgrade. It might also be worth sending Chalobah on loan.


PositionPlayerCurrent RatingPotential RatingAgeNationalityValue
MidfielderNemanja Matic3327Serbia£33.5m
MidfielderN’Golo Kante4425France£32.5m
MidfielderRuben Loftus Cheek22.520England£3.3m
MidfielderVictor Moses2.52.525Nigeria£14m
Midfieldereden Hazard4.54.525Belgium£50m
MidfielderCesc Fabregas4429Spain£29m
MidfielderMarco Van Ginkel2.5323Netherlands£12m

Chelsea actually have good depth in midfield and one of the best players on the game in Eden Hazard. Give as much creative freedom to this man as possible and he will dominate. Moreover, in Kante and Matic, you will have a very solid centre and they can provide good cover for your defence. Also note the high current ratings of Oscar, Willian and Fabregas. Not too many changes will be necessary here.


PositionPlayerCurrent RatingPotential RatingAgeNationalityValue
StrikerMichy Barshuayi2.5322Belgium£13.75m
StrikerDiego Costa4427Spain£35m

Up top, you have Diego Costa who will bang the goals in consistently, given his four star rating. It may be worth moving Pedro on if you want funds, though Chelsea do start with a £40million budget.


Oli Stein

Football Editor

Oli graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in History and has been RealSport's football editor since September 2016.

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FM17: Chelsea Squad Player Ratings Breakdown

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