Ahead of the release of FIFA 21 next month, the ratings for Chelsea’s top 18 players have been revealed…

N’Golo Kante tops the list once again for the Blues and is ranked as one of the best defensive midfielders on the game, as well as the 26th best overall. Here we take a look at how the rest of the high-ranking Chelsea players have performed...

Which Chelsea players have the best overall ratings on FIFA 21?

Kante tops the list for the second year in a row with an overall rating of 88, one down on his score from 12 months ago.

The Frenchman is closely followed by a quartet of new arrivals to Stamford Bridge, all tied with a rating of 85 – Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Thiago Silva.

Chelsea’s official FIFA 21 player ratings – top 18

N'Golo Kante - 88Thiago Silva - 85Timo Werner - 85Kai Havertz - 85Hakim Ziyech - 85Cesar Azpilicueta - 84Jorginho - 83Mateo Kovacic - 83Christian Pulisic  - 81Marcos Alonso - 81Toni Rudiger - 81Ben Chilwell - 81Kurt Zouma - 80Mason Mount - 80Olivier Giroud - 79Andreas Christensen - 79Ross Barkley - 78Ruben Loftus-Cheek - 78

Chelsea’s official FIFA 21 player ratings – top nine in detail

How do the ratings compare to last year?

Pulisic has seen the biggest jump in his rating over the past year, up from 79 on FIFA 20 to 81 on the latest game. This has mainly been attributed to an improvement in his shooting score (from 68 to 70).

Kovacic has also gone from 82 to 83, while Azpilicueta and Jorginho have maintained the same scores.

Which Chelsea players have the best pace ratings on FIFA 21?

Of the nine players we have complete ratings information for so far, Werner leads the way for pace, unsurprisingly given the striker was nicknamed 'Turbo Time' during his time at RB Leipzig. His pace rating of 91 makes him one of the quickest players on the game and surpasses Christian Pulisic on 89.

Which Chelsea players have the best shooting ratings on FIFA 21?

Unsurprisingly, our new centre-forward is marked down as the deadliest marksmen on the latest FIFA 21 game with a shooting rating of 85. Kai Havertz is second among the Blues top nine (81) followed by Hakim Ziyech (76).

Which Chelsea players have the best passing stats on FIFA 21?

Jorginho was the winner in this category last year but the Italian has been pipped to the accolade in FIFA 21 by new signing Hakim Ziyech, whose passing rating of 87 just beats our vice-captain's 84. Mateo Kovacic (83) and Kai Havertz (79) also rank highly.

Which Chelsea players have the best defending stats on FIFA 21?

Thiago Silva's defending rating of 86 is pretty impressive, not surprising considering the veteran Brazilian's vast experience and achievements in the game. N'Golo Kante is similarly resolute at the back, tied with our new arrival from Paris with 86, while skipper Cesar Azpilicueta trails just behind with 84.

Which Chelsea players have the best physical stats on FIFA 21?

Of the top nine Chelsea players, N'Golo Kante comes out on top again on this measure with a score of 82. The next best is Thiago Silva with a rating of 78.

When is FIFA 21 released?

The new game will be out on 6 October. Click here to read more about the latest features.