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.”