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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has been impressed with Antonio Rudiger’s ‘amazing’ displays for Chelsea under new boss Thomas Tuchel.
The German international fell out of favour under former boss Frank Lampard but has been a mainstay in the team since the arrival of Tuchel at the end of January.
Rudiger has been part of a Chelsea defence that has conceded just two goals under Tuchel.
“I watched Rudiger against Leeds and Atletico Madrid, he’s someone who wasn’t really playing under Frank for whatever reason, but the intensity with which he’s playing at right now is what you need to be a top player,” Ferdinand told Vibe with FIVE.
“Whether he’s going to sustain that or what level you think he’s at, to play at the level he’s playing at the moment, he’s been amazing the last few weeks.
“And you can see there’s a desire in him, almost like he’s using the fuel of Frank’s regime not playing him and not trusting him as a method now to show people.
“You can see it, he’s screaming at players, he makes a block and he stands up and gets in the face of the attacker.
“I witnessed it and and I was like, ‘woah he’s on it’.
“He isn’t getting beaten by no one at the moment the way that he’s on and it and he’s concentrating.”