Chelsea hold a 10-point lead over our rivals at the top of the table with just 10 Premier League games left to play between now and the end of the season. However, while most of the players might be elated to be crowned champions at the end of the season, some players could miss out on Premier League winners’ medal if they don’t get enough appearances between now and the end of the season.
According to Premier League rules, players need to make a minimum of five league appearances to qualify for a medal.
Not every Chelsea player in the squad have made up to five Premier League appearances with just 10 games left to play. Below are players that could miss out on the winners’ medal if they don’t get more appearances between now and the end of the season.
1. NATHAN AKE
Ake has made no Premier League appearance for Chelsea this season since his return from his loan spell at Bournemouth. The defender will need to make five appearances in our next 10 games if he is to get a medal.
2. ASMIR BEGOVIC
Chelsea’s second choice goalkeeper Begovic is yet to make a Premier League appearance for Chelsea this season. All his appearances this season have come in cup competitions. He will need to make five appearances in Chelsea’s next 10 Premier League games to be get a medal.
Chelsea’s third choice goalkeeper Eduardo is yet to make an appearance for Chelsea in all competitions this season and with second choice Begovic yet to make a single appearance for Chelsea in the league, his chances of making the minimum five league appearances are slim.
Kenedy is yet to make a single appearance for Chelsea since returning from his loan spell with Watford.
5. CHARLY MUSONDA
The young Belgian is yet to make a single appearance for Chelsea this season since returning from his loan spell with Spanish club Real Betis.
6. OLA AINA
The young defender has made two league appearances for Chelsea this season and he needs three more league games to be eligible for a medal.
7. RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK
Loftus-Cheek substitute appearance against Stoke City was his third Premier League appearance of the season and the young midfielder needs two more league games to be eligible for a medal.
8. KURT ZOUMA
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has made 4 Premier league appearances for Chelsea this season. He just needs a single league appearance to be eligible for a medal.