Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness has heaped reward on Antonio Rudiger for his efficiency on Tuesday and feels his aggression set the tone for the sport as Chelsea beat Leicester Metropolis.
Chelsea wanted to bounce again after successive defeats towards Arsenal and Leicester Metropolis in two totally different competitions, and did so with a dogged show towards the Foxes.
The Blues wanted a win to spice up their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. They managed to take action, choosing up three factors to climb above Leicester Metropolis and transfer as much as third within the Premier League desk.
Chelsea shut Leicester Metropolis’s assault within the first half and did sufficient to shut out the sport after scoring twice within the second half to win 2-1.
Rudiger was on the coronary heart of the gritty show and didn’t permit the Leicester forwards any time and area together with his aggressive defending and shutting down.
Chelsea’s Rudiger was up for the sport: Graeme Souness
Graeme Souness mentioned that Rudiger was a person on a mission as he relished duels with the Leicester gamers and didn’t again down from the problem.
“Rudiger has acquired to have a struggle on the way in which residence, he’s acquired to have some street rage – he was searching for a struggle all evening tonight.
“That set the tempo for everybody. He was actually up for it tonight.
“Sure, he’s wrestling with individuals, the minute there was an incident he was sprinting as much as individuals. I’m actually upset in Leicester that nobody fancied taking him on and matching him together with his aggression,” Souness mentioned on Sky Sports activities.
The previous midfielder additionally praised Chelsea for a close to full efficiency, and believes they’re a goalscorer away from being an actual staff. He added:
“I believe they’re near being an actual staff, Chelsea. They have a little bit of every thing about them, but when they have not acquired a goal-scorer, when video games are tight, they may wrestle.
“That’s what occurred to them in the previous couple of weeks. They misplaced their momentum. They wanted to win tonight.”
The Blues will tackle Aston Villa subsequent of their ultimate sport of the Premier League earlier than turning their consideration to the Champions League ultimate towards Manchester Metropolis on the finish of the month.