RB Leipzig defender identified as the solution to Chelsea’s struggles in defence

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Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has urged Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

Cundy told talkSPORT: “Largely, you look at the two squads, they went into [the quarter-final] as second-favourites, especially losing Timo Werner as well.

“You’ve got some big names, some household names in football in the Atleti team but I have to say, the boy at the back, Upamecano, what a performance.

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“I was looking at him thinking, as the game was developing, ‘this was the first time I’ve had a close look at your game’ and I was watching him and he was just immense.

“I was thinking: ‘Chelsea could do with him’.

“He’s 21 years of age, it’s the best performance I’ve seen of a young centre-half in a very, very long time.”

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