Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand have hailed Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger who he called the best in Premier League.
The German have turned things around in his career since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard who dropped him to the bench.
Since last season Antonio Rudiger has been the heart of Chelsea defense as they won the Uefa Champions League against Manchester City.
His form continued until this campaign which has seen him showing quality and leadership during games for the Blues.
Chelsea came off their last game against Tottenham with a clean sheet which Antonio Rudiger was a huge part of that feat.
Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand is full of praises for the German who he called “Best Defender in Premier League ”.
Here Is What He Said;
“Since Tuchel has come I think he’s arguably been the best centre-back. I think him and Dias would have been close but the effect he has had on his team has been immense,” Ferdinand told his Vibe with Five podcast.
“Under Frank Lampard, it was evident he wasn’t Frank’s cup of tea. He didn’t really like him. There was rumours they were trying to put him in the market to be sold.
“In Germany, he’s always been highly thought of. But when the manager doesn’t rate you and you can feel that, I don’t care who you are your confidence takes a beating and it’s hard to perform at that level.”
Chelsea will be playing against Aston Villa later today and Antonio Rudiger could be rested as he has been on the starting lineup for almost every game this season.
Thomas Tuchel will be giving many player from the first team a rest in their Carabao cup clash tonight as they face Manchester City next in the weekend.