Chelsea fans were in agreement over Antonio Rudiger’s performance after Thomas Tuchel’s side drew 0-0 with Leeds United.
Rudiger came back into the side after missing last week’s win over Everton, as Tuchel continued to rotate his stars.
While Chelsea’s attack failed to fire at Elland Road, at the back they kept a fourth consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League, and their fifth in all compeititions.
And Rudiger was a big part of that, making several clearances – including one from right in front of Leeds striker Patrick Bamford in the first half.
He also pushed forward in a bid to help find the breakthrough that never came, and even tried a couple of long shots.
Antonio Rudiger clears the danger under pressure from Leeds’ Patrick Bamford
The 28-year-old has turned his Chelsea career around under Tuchel, having started every league match under his compatriot barring last week’s Everton game.
It is a far cry from the beginning of the season, when he was left out in the cold under Frank Lampard, and looked set to leave Stamford Bridge.
Amid links with Tottenham, West Ham and Barcelona, ahead of transfer deadline day in October, Lampard had said: “I wouldn’t assume anything and I wouldn’t assume (anything about) Antonio or any players in the squad.”
Rudiger’s renaissance was hailed by fans after Chelsea’s latest shutout.
Plenty of supporters made the defender their man of the match on Twitter, with one tweeting: “Gotta respect Rudiger today that hustle don was on top form today.”
Another said: “Rudiger has been so immense lately. Absolute masterclass after masterclass.”
One fan posted: “Nice to see Rudiger has gone back to his best that I knew he was capable off, has been almost flawless since lampard brought him back in.”
And others described the Germany international as “excellent”, “phenomenal”, and “an absolute warrior”.
“Unreal defending from rudiger,”…