A positive note to end the season for the new Callum, who was largely disappointing even in the midst of the Youth Revolution – happening around him – perhaps in part because of the expectations placed on him. But with the new competition starting to start attacking spots on the team, Hudson-Odoi will have to quickly rediscover the promise he was making before his unfortunate Achilles injury 18 months ago.
Well, at least we did not go down without explaining ourselves first. He may be very human these days, but he is still ours and that is better than not having him. Kanté made just 28 appearances this season (out of a possible 55). He would never have made less than 39 in any full season as a professional. He still managed to finish on the podium of player ratings 13 times, which is the best ratio for the team. One can only hope that one can start the habit of injury – although the closer one gets to 30, the less likely it will be unfortunately …
Abraham faded in recent months thanks to an annoying and unfortunately timely injury and the reappearance of Olivier Giroud. But he still managed to finish with 18 goals in all competitions (none of the penalties), which is nothing to sneeze at, even if the season feels less impressive than he’s thanks to recent prejudice – 15 to 34 in the Premier League is practically 1-in -2, which is the gold standard for “good”. Abraham set 26 goals as his target for the season; he took two-thirds of the way despite starting just 4 of our last 19 games. And oh yes, he is still only 22. The future is definitely bright.
vs BAYERN MUNICH (CL, A, L 1-4)
EXCEPTIONAL (9.0+): –
E MCSUESE (8.0-8.9): –
MIR (7.0-7.9): –
AVERAGE (6.0-6.9): –
VDES (5.0-5.9): Hudson-Odoi (5.8), Kanté (5.8), Abraham (5.6), James (5.3), Zouma (5.2), Mali (5.1)
BAD (4.0-4.9): Caballero (4.8), Giroud (4.8, sub), Kovacic4.6), Christensen (4.4), Barkley (4.2), Emerson (4.2)
TERRIBLE (3.0-3.9): –