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Here's how Chelsea's players rated for the entire season

Chelsea squad celebrate at the Hawthorns tonight
Chelsea squad celebrate at the Hawthorns tonight

Chelsea have won the Premier League title. Here Press Association Sport's Matt McGeehan rates the players.

Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper): Made some decisive interventions and did well. Distribution of the ball and presence at set-pieces could be improved. 7/10.

Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper): Showed his pedigree when called upon, but almost certain to leave for first-team football this summer, with Bournemouth a possible destination. 6.

Marcos Alonso (left wing-back): Derided at times, but masterful at others. Scored crucial goals and provided balance and consistency for the team. 7.

Cesc Fabregas (midfielder): Showed time and again that his vision and ability to play a decisive pass is as good as ever. Occasionally showed flashes of Frank Lampard-style finishing. May be frustrated with a lack of game time. 8.

Kurt Zouma (defender): Showed his potential before a serious knee injury which delayed his return under Antonio Conte. He did not progress as he may have hoped and may leave on loan next term. 5.

Nathan Ake (defender): Recalled from loan at Bournemouth in January and performed well when fleetingly called upon. Now must convince Conte he can cut it in the first team. 6.

N'Golo Kante (midfielder): A brilliant acquisition from Leicester. The France international excelled time and again, showing his influence in attack and defence. 9.

Eden Hazard (forward): Back to a best which has seen him again linked with a £100million move to Real Madrid. Chelsea will want to keep the playmaker, who sparkled with his best goal return - some of them stunning. 9.

Pedro (forward): Hit and miss in his first season, the former Barcelona forward showed his talents this term. Scored decisive goals and used his scintillating pace to great effect. 8.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (midfielder): This was the season the Chelsea academy graduate, awarded a new contract last year, was expected to forge on, but he had few chances. Expect a loan next term. 5.

Victor Moses (right wing-back): Conte recognised something in the Nigeria international other bosses had not and, after numerous loans, Moses converted from winger to wing-back and excelled. 8.

Diego Costa (striker): Both sides of Costa's Jekyll and Hyde character were evident as he enjoyed a rich scoring streak and then agitated for a move to China. Chelsea may now cash in on the striker. 8.

Nemanja Matic (midfielder): After an indifferent season last term, the Serbia international showed his importance anchoring the midfield with Kante. Scored a wonder goal in the FA Cup semi-final. 8.

Willian (midfielder): The only Chelsea player whose reputation grew in 2015-16, the Brazil playmaker was in and out of the team, partly due to personal tragedy as his mother died. Still showed flashes of his best. 7.

Michy Batshuayi (striker): Much was expected of the £33million signing from Marseille. But Conte appeared to lack trust in him as so often his league appearances came in stoppage time. His title-clinching strike can do him no harm. 5.

Gary Cahill (defender): Has won every major club honour with Chelsea and captained England. Showed his consistency without the errors of the past. A natural heir to John Terry. 8.

John Terry (defender): The club captain started the season in the team, but injury and form soon saw him fall out of favour. Terry did not make a fuss and leaves Chelsea, after 22 years, as a champion. 6.

Cesar Azpilicueta (defender): Mr Consistency. Rivals Kante for energy and dependability. Now appreciated for his regularly excellent performances. 9.

Nathaniel Chalobah (midfielder): Played well when called upon, but unable to dislodge Matic, Kante or Fabregas in the league. One for the future. 6.

David Luiz (defender): Returned with a question mark over his defensive ability. Provided the answers emphatically to shine in Conte's back three as the base of Chelsea's spine. 9.

Ola Aina (defender): Made fleeting substitute appearances as he experienced the first-team squad for the first time. 5.

DEPARTED PLAYERS

Branislav Ivanovic (defender): No longer the dependable, athletic figure of the past, he began to struggle before leaving for Zenit St Petersburg in Russia in January. 4.

John Obi Mikel (midfielder): Did not appear for Conte's Chelsea after prioritising the Olympics with Nigeria and left for China's Tianjin TEDA in January. 4.

Oscar (midfielder): The brilliance of the Brazilian was evident all too infrequently and Chelsea cashed in as he moved to Shanghai SIPG. 6.