Kane, Lukaku, Son, Kante: Chelsea and Tottenham squad members ranked


The Premier League has gotten off to a quite incredible start this season with the title race already shaping up to be one of the most compelling we've ever seen.

Liverpool went to the top of the league with a comfortable win over Crystal Palace this weekend as Manchester City dropped points at home to Southampton.

Manchester United could usurp their rivals from Merseyside with a win of their own over West Ham but the Hammers could prove a tough nut to crack on home soil.

However, it's Chelsea that are being widely considered as favourites for domestic glory this season, with Thomas Tuchel's European champions flying out of the Premier League gates.

With new signing Romelu Lukaku already plundering goals, the Blues are going to take some stopping.

The next opponent standing in the way of the Stamford Bridge steamroller is Tottenham Hotspur who, despite a tumultuous summer, have shown encouraging signs.


Are they capable of upsetting the odds and derailing the Chelsea juggernaut? Well, we thought we would have a look by ranking each member of the two squads in a handy Tiermaker

Ranking the various stars from 'World Class' to 'Get Rid', you begin to get the sense that, on paper, there should only be one winner in this clash.

We've done our best to be brutal, factoring in some disappointing performances this season and general inconsistencies to our thinking.

World Class

A category reserved for the elite few players who can genuinely stake a claim to being a world class footballer.

N'golo Kante
Harry Kane
Thiago Silva
Romelu Lukaku


Top Drawer

A few of these lads might consider themselves unlucky to have missed out on a 'World Class' berth, but landing in the Top Drawer is by no means a slight on their ability.

Son Heung-min
Lucas Moura 
Edouard Mendy 
Mateo Kovacic
Tungay Ndombele
Kai Havertz


Handy Lads 

The most populated category on the list, these are the sort of footballers you love having around a squad who can, on their day be very handy indeed.

We just can't help but feel, for now at least, it would be generous for us to have classed them any higher but that could easily change as the season goes on.

Reece James
Pierre Emille Hojbjerg
Christian Pulisic
Davinson Sanchez 
Antonio Rudiger 
Sergio Reguilon
Hakim Ziyech 
Harry Winks
Mason Mount


Marcos Alonso
Hugo Lloris
Andreas Christensen 
Japhet Tanganga
Ben Chilwell
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Steven Bergwijn
Cesar Azpilicueta 
Rueben Loftus-Cheek 
Ryan Sessegnon
Trevor Chalobah 

Neither here nor there 

While it might seem harsh, you simply can't argue that these lads can really get the blood pumping when you watch them. They might be good to have around, but they hardly game changers.

Again, especially for the like of Saul Niguez, Dele Alli and Timo Werner, that could easily change. 


Timo Werner
Eric Dier
Dele Alli 
Matt Docherty
Giovani Los Celso
Saul Niguez

Get Rid 

Poor old Kepa never stood a chance. While he by no means a poor goalkeeper, his presence on the bench while earning hefty salary can be nothing more than a nuisance for Chelsea.

Kepa Arizabalaga
Ross Barkley 

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