(Video) Watch Impressive Performance of Antonio Rudiger vs Tottenham

Antonio Rรผdiger vs Tottenham Hotspur:

  • 90 minutes played
  • 90.2% pass accuracy
  • 46 accurate passes
  • 1 key pass
  • 1/1 crosses completed
  • 4/5 long balls completed
  • 1/1 aerial duels won
  • 3 recoveries
  • 2 clearances
  • 2 interceptions
  • 2 shots [2 on target]
  • 1 goal
  • 1 clean sheet
  • 0 times dribbled past
  • 0 fouls committed

Chelsea moved up to top of the Premier League table on alphabetical order (the same goal difference as Liverpool) with a superb performance away at Tottenham – three goals, three points, another clean sheet, and setting a club record for a sixth consecutive away victory against Spurs.

The first half was extremely scrappy, both teams struggling to get a foothold in the game. After Thomas Tuchel replaced Mason Mount with N’golo Kante at half-time, and Chelsea switched to a 3-5-2, the Blues truly took control of the game – Thiago Silva scoring a brilliant header soon after the interval.

Substitute Kante added a second with a heavy deflection, although Chelsea deserved the luck with their second-half performance – energetic, ambitious, driven, and disciplined. Rudiger, who had a fine game along with the other centre-backs, slotted home a third, although Chelsea could’ve scored four or five in all honesty.

The return of N’golo Kante is a huge positive for the Blues, especially with the likes of Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell and Reece James set to reenter the side. Chelsea fans have various reasons to be delighted at the moment – conceding zero non-penalty goals in the league, and scoring 12. A title challenge may be premature to mention at this stage, although it has been a near-perfect opening to the 2021/22 league campaign.

Antonio Rudiger – 8/10

Rudiger slotted into his favoured right centre-back role for Chelsea – playing 27 passes in the first half, combined with some fine defensive positioning to prevent Tottenham attacks. Rudiger had a brilliant second-half, providing experience and calmness to preserve Chelsea’s clean-sheet, whilst adding a third goal late on with a fine finish – the cherry on the icing of the cake. Performances like this, which are increasingly regular, evidence the club’s desire to tie Rudiger down to a new, long-term contract.


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