German stamping his authority in Blues backline
Antonio Rudiger was already highly regarded when Antonio Conte decided to bring his namesake to Stamford Bridge. The back three system deployed by the Italian manager seemed tailor-made for a player possessing immense physical attributes.
Strong tackling abilities and extremely quick off the mark, Rudiger has had a strong start to his Chelsea career. His recent performance against Bournemouth once again highlighted why the former Roma man is highly thought of by the Blues fans.
One moment in the game embodied his growing confidence when the German launched a perfect long pass for Zappacosta while beautifully switching the play from right to left. No wonder Chelsea fans are delighted to have such an assured presence in their ranks.
Check out the pass below –