Rio Ferdinand reveals Chelsea’s best player under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel

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Chelsea remain unbeaten in all competitions under new boss Thomas Tuchel, and the new gaffer has made Chelsea a difficult side to penetrate.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has hailed the team’s defensive work under Tuchel, but believes more should be done going forward.

“The defensive record since he’s come in has really shot up,” Rio Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel.

“He changed personnel and gone with experience and you’ve seen an uplift in some of the players there.

“I still think there’s massive work to do.”

Rio Ferdinand went on to hail Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount as the best player for the club this season, both under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel.

“I think Mount under Frank was their best player and he’s still the best player under Tuchel,” Ferdinand added.

“What he’s got to do, the recruitment they had under Frank, he’s got to get a tune out of them. Werner is not playing to the standard that we have seen at Leipzig, Havertz is on the bench, Ziyech played yesterday [against Manchester United]… no real massive impact.

“These are three players that were tearing up their leagues where they came from so he needs that to be transferred into the Premier League and I think that’s a massive, massive task for him.

“If he gets that right he’s on the right road and for them, I think it’ll be the same: recruitment. If these guys like [Erling] Haaland and [Kylian] Mbappe come up, Chelsea will be in the mix for them to try and buy them, 100 per cent.

“That will obviously have a big impact and bearing on how well he does but as a man, he’s one of the most impressive men I’ve met in terms of football and the way he talks about the game.

“It’s early days but Chelsea fans feel very positive about his start.”

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