Antonio Rudiger has thoroughly impressed this season under new boss Maurizio Sarri. Being as accomplished in possession as he is, Sarri’s style fits Rudiger to a tee, and the fact is a solid defender just betters the situation for all parties. The German international has featured in every game in the Premier League during Sarri’s tenure, completing all but one of the games, helping to gain five clean sheets in the process. He has recently done an interview for Chelsea’s app and in the preview, his teammates provided their feelings about him alongside thoughts from Rudiger himself on music. The interview provided a chance for Chelsea fans to discuss their 25-year-old defender.
Indeed, while he may have flattered to deceive at times under Antonio Conte, the towering German central defender certainly looks to have been revitalised under his new coach, reaching new levels when paired alongside another star who has found a new lease of life under him – David Luiz.
‘In life generally, you need to have fun!’
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 15, 2018
With that being said, let’s see what Chelsea fans had to say about Rudiger.
Many fans were full of praise and affection for Rudiger.
Toni is a class player, what a bargain too
— Will (@will_reyner) November 15, 2018
Gotta love Rudi, breath of fresh air in a struggling defence, plus he's an absolute G
— Jordan (@MyGuyRudi) November 15, 2018
Rudiger is headed for greatness. I normally enjoy his fearless tackles.
— Faridah Hanim (@frikerry) November 15, 2018
Oh man, I needed this. Rüdi to start my day, no need for coffee now.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 15, 2018
A couple of fans feel the highly rated Virgil van Dijk is no better than the German.
VVD is a great defender. But Roooodiger is just as good.
— Uthresh Krishna (@uthresh_krishna) November 15, 2018
Along with VVD, best defender in Prem. And behind #hazard our POTY so far
— Christy Hall (@Ckh_Modest) November 15, 2018
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