EPL: He’s impenetrable – Garth Crooks names Chelsea’s best defender

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Former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United player, Garth Crooks, has named Antonio Rudiger as Chelsea’s best defender.

Crooks said Rudiger is impenetrable at the back, adding that the Germany international is a threat in the opposition penalty area.

Rudiger was impressive for Thomas Tuchel’s side against Leicester City last Saturday.

The centre-back scored a goal in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

“I seem to recall Antonio Rudiger scoring against Leicester [City] from a set-piece before at the King Power Stadium,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

“You would have thought the Foxes would’ve learned their lesson by now.

“The German is a threat in the opposition penalty area, and his headed goal was an absolute peach. Chelsea also looked impenetrable at the back with Rudiger and Thiago Silva at the heart of their defence.

“Rudiger is, without doubt, their best defender. Lose him for any length of time for whatever reason and Chelsea might find themselves in a spot of bother.”

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