'One of the best': Chalobah thinks £100k-a-week Chelsea defender is a brilliant dribbler

Trevoh Chalobah has claimed he thinks that Chelsea teammate Antonio Rudiger is a brilliant dribbler of the football.

Rudiger, 28, is an all-action defender that has become one of the most important players at Stamford Bridge during the Thomas Tuchel era.

First of all, the £100,000-a-week centre-back is extremely aggressive when it comes to his defending. He’s formidable on the left of a back-three and it’s very rare attackers get the better of the powerhouse. 

However, his work with the ball at his feet is equally as important. The Germany international receives plenty of the ball, so his passing has to be at a top level. 

He’s become renowned for his driving runs up the pitch in possession, something which usually gets supporters off their seats when he’s charging forwards. 

22-year-old Blues defender Chalobah has given huge praise to fellow centre-half Rudiger:

“For defenders nowadays it’s good for you to be good on the ball… Rudiger is one of the best at driving with the ball forward and he’s someone I look up to in the team,” Chalobah told Stadium Astro.

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Rudiger future is alarming for Chelsea

Of course, Chelsea need to do everything in their power to keep Rudiger. 

His contract situation is worrying, though, with his time in west London currently set to end in the summer.

The Athletic reports Rudiger wants his wages doubled to £200,000-a-week. In addition, Eurosport says it’s “ increasingly likely” he will exit the Blues at the end of the season.

His no-nonsense approach in defence would be a massive loss. Also, he ignites something in the Chelsea team that not many others can when he gallops forward on the ball.

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He’s in form of his life

For Rudiger, it’s unlikely he’s played as well in his career as the consistent elite level he’s performed at in 2021.

Ex-Premier League star Jose Fonte said he’s enjoying his best form in a Chelsea shirt, something which is very hard to disagree with.

He’s in the conversation for the world’s top centre-halves right now.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.