Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah were teammates at Roma last season.
Salah has enjoyed a sensational debut season at Anfield, scoring 43 goals across all competitions while inspiring his team to the Champions League final.
Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday, Rudiger insists he has the pace to match Salah.
Rudiger told the BBC’s Football Focus: “If I play, it will be a direct duel against Salah. The good thing is, I’m not slow!”