The defence: rated after 10 league games
Ryan has only made 6 starts so far this season, and is likely to get another on Sunday against Liverpool, but a lot of his early time on the pitch was spent at left-wing as part of the front 3, as Chelsea adapted to their system and tried to integrate all of these new players. Used at left-wing in the Champions League final in order to help Cole in defence, he carried that on in the beginning as Chelsea went to the top of the league. However, there are signs that Ryan isn’t quite ready to be our regular starter. Against Shakhtar on Wednesday night he was given a torrid time by Srna, however once again this was due to the lack of support. But there are signs that he still has much to learn. Having said that I have no doubt that he’ll be England’s future left-back, and has impressed Hodgson this season so much so that he gained his first England caps. I’m a big fan of Bertrand, and have faith that he’ll turn into a world class left-back, just like Ashley Cole.