Player named as Chelsea’s greatest defensive asset. Do you agree?

BBC pundit Garth Crooks has named Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger as Chelsea’s greatest defensive asset.

Crooks told BBC: “The red card given to Chelsea’s Reece James against Liverpool should have been a turning point, but it wasn’t.

“Blues manager Thomas Tuchel summed it up when he said his team showed great resilience and spirit – no-one more so than Rudiger.

“I have been saying for some time now this player is Chelsea’s greatest defensive asset.

“When he was booked in the first half I thought he was odds on to receive a second yellow, but Rudiger proved to be far too smart for that. Under Tuchel, the German centre-back has got better.”

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