PREMIER - Ferdinand ignores Virgil: "Best of the Premier League"
Rio Ferdinand doesn't think Virgil van Dijk is the best defender in the Premier League at the moment. The former player of Manchester United and England, among others, suggests that the great star of the moment is walking around with leader Chelsea. There Antonio Rudiger makes an excellent impression.
"Since Thomas Tuchel has been Chelsea's manager, he has been regarded as the best center back for me," Ferdinand said in his podcast Vibe with Five. "The differences with Rúben Dias are not big, but I think that Rudiger has a big impact on his team. That was certainly not the case under Frank Lampard. It is clear that he did not like Frank. There were even rumors that they wanted to sell it."
The choice of Ferdinand therefore does not fall on Van Dijk, who is now completely back at Liverpool and the Dutch national team after a serious knee injury. "In recent years, Van Dijk has been the man at Liverpool. Especially when he is completely fit. He has also had a great impact on his team. Especially if we look at all the center defenders over the past seasons of the Premier League."
The battle for the title in the Premier League therefore seems to be very exciting this season. Rudiger's Chelsea are currently the proud frontrunners, although that could change quickly. Liverpool and Manchester United have the same number of points. The top match against Manchester City is scheduled for Saturday afternoon for Chelsea. The reigning champion is currently fifth.