sport news Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger is the BEST centre-back in the Premier League, says ...

sport news Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger is the BEST centre-back in the Premier League, says ...
sport news Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger is the BEST centre-back in the Premier League, says ...
Rio Ferdinand insists Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger has been the BEST centre-back in the Premier League since Thomas Tuchel took charge - and hails German for bouncing back after his confidence 'took a beating' under Frank Lampard Antonio Rudiger has been one of Chelsea's standout performers so far this year  Thomas Tuchel's made the centre-back one of the first names on his team-sheet Rio Ferdinand says Rudiger is currently the Premier League's best centre-back  He praised the German defender for bouncing back after Frank Lampard left 

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Rio Ferdinand believes Antonio Rudiger is the new best centre-back in the Premier League, above Ruben Dias and Virgil van Dijk.

The former Manchester United defender has been hugely impressed by Rudiger's performances since Thomas Tuchel took charge at the start of this year.

The German centre-back faced an uncertain future at the club when Frank Lampard was manager and Ferdinand admitted his confidence would have 'taken a beating'.

Antonio Rudiger is in fine form and scored in Chelsea's win over Tottenham at the weekend

Antonio Rudiger is in fine form and scored in Chelsea's win over Tottenham at the weekend

Rio Ferdinand believes it could be argued that Rudiger is currently the best centre-back in the Premier League, above Manchester City's Ruben Dias

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is also considered to be one of the best, but Ferdinand didn't name him when praising Rudiger

Rio Ferdinand believes Rudiger has outperformed the likes of Ruben Dias (left) and Virgil van Dijk (right) since Thomas Tuchel took charge of Chelsea

But Rudiger has bounced back and become an influential figure for Chelsea over the last nine months and scored in their 3-0 rout of London rivals Tottenham at the weekend.

Ferdinand was effusive in his praise for the Chelsea man after that victory and said on his YouTube channel: 'Since Tuchel has come I think he's arguably been the best centre-back. I think him and Dias would

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