Chilwell: Playing next to him has been amazing

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Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has reserved special praise for Blues defender Antonio Rudiger, after the Blues put in a solid defensive performance to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final.

Chilwell who initially struggled to perform in his new role as a left wing-back under Thomas Tuchel, later found form and became a key part of the team.

The England international was left impressed with the Chelsea back three in the Champions League final, and was particularly impressed with Antonio Rudiger who played next to him.

“Thiago going off was obviously not what we wanted but whoever out of the three centre-backs has filled in has been brilliant,” Chilwell told the 5th Stand.

“Playing next to Toni has been amazing. He’s been absolutely class since the manager came in and everyone defended for their lives.”

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