It's hard to rate the January signings, it's usually better to give them a rating next season, especially when they are just coming back from big injuries like Barkley and Emerson are.
Caballero - 7 - I think as a backup, he's done well enough, an upgrade on Begovic in my opinion.
Rudiger - 8 - Best of the lot. After his performances at the Confederations Cup, i was looking forward to see how he would do for us, and i think he's been good. He's quick, passes well, got himself a few goals and most importantly, he defends well. He's been one of our most consistent players this season.
Zappacosta - 5 - An average player playing like an average player does. I personally think he wasn't worth spending money on. Aina may not be any better, but i would rather he was given a chance and we kept the money back for next season to see if we could have got somebody better.
Bakayoko - 3 - Even a 3 may be too kind, he's been awful. He wasn't anything special or even somebody that stood out at Monaco last season. I was against the signing from the beginning and his performances on the pitch prove me right. I was hoping to be wrong, but with some players, you can just tell that they aren't good enough. I'm shocked that we had him on our radar for so long, i don't know what the scouts seen in him.
Drinkwater - 4 - Waste of money. He's a solid player.......for a mid table team. Probably deserved more chances than he has been given because of the poor form of Bakayoko and Fabregas, but he was never good enough for us in the first place. £30m+ for Drinkwater? even in today's market that is way too much money. In this inflated market, he's £15m at the very most. If Drinkwater is worth £30m+, then the players we sold or sent out on loan are worth double that.
Morata - 6 - A good first quarter of the season, awful since his injury though. I was unsure about us signing him at the time because he couldn't hold a place as number 1 striker at two top clubs, and now it makes sense why. The guy is soft, mentally and physically, too soft for a striker, especially in this league. Goes down too easily, always moans at the ref, misses a lot of good chances, he's got all of the traits you don't want in your number 1 striker. He needs to improve in many areas if he is going to be this world class striker that some people said he was going to be before we signed him. Hopefully next season he makes improvements, we need it if we are going to become challengers again.
Barkley - N/A - Can't really rate a player that has been out injured. Best to evaluate him next season.
Emerson - N/A - Not even been given a chance. Possible the wrong time to sign him seeing as he lacks any match fitness.
Giroud - 7 - Not somebody i wanted at the club, but he's done ok with the chances he has been given. He's not a top level striker but he's a very good impact sub.
Two very poor transfer windows in my opinion, up there with the worst in the Abramovich era.