There has been a lot of focus on Chelsea’s defensive deficiencies this season, and with good reason.
Over the course of an arduous 12 months, it was always the backline that seemed to let the side down, with numerous bad individual mistakes and a terrible habit of conceding from set pieces costing the Blues dearly.
Going forward it was a different story however, and Frank Lampard was able to build a really exciting attacking side. But who were the key creators?
Looking at FBRef, it’s interesting to check the “expected assists” category – that is who created the best shots, rather than who actually ended up with the most assists.
Per 90 minutes, Callum Hudson-Odoi was actually top of the pile of players who started a game, with an impressive 0.29 expected assists per game. Willian was second with 0.24, and Ross Barkley third with 0.22.
That backs up the idea that despite not getting many chances under Frank Lampard, CHO was able to make an impact when on the field, and still has plenty to contribute to this team.