Rudiger has been an integral part of Chelsea's defence since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel, who has revived his career at Stamford Bridge.
And the German defender continued his fine run of form against Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Rudiger was at the heart of Chelsea's success last night as he stifled Luis Suarez for the second time following the first leg.
From bad to worse for Atletico Madrid...- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 17, 2021
Stefan Savić receives a straight red for violent conduct against Antonio Rüdiger pic.twitter.com/sz7jnwqA2f
He pocketed the ex-Liverpool forward with Simeone dragging him off before the hour mark.
Antonio Rüdiger has completely out shithoused the biggest shithouse team in the history of shithousery for 180 minutes. Very impressive. :poop: pic.twitter.com/xTEoRlDcr7- Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) March 17, 2021
Antonio Rüdiger is the owner of Atletico Madrid as of today :sob::skull:- Dubois (@CFCDUBois) March 17, 2021
Rudiger emptying his pocket tonight pic.twitter.com/6MiJe6vWSd- BLUEBERRY:blue_heart: (@NenyeChelsea) March 17, 2021
Antonio Rudiger has been simply sensational tonight. The bully in the playground, constantly stalking his opponent. Probably whispering "your shit" in every duel. Stupendous shithousery.- MAH (@matissearmani) March 17, 2021
Rudiger has been absolutely sensational so far. Kante superb. Now ya got Rudi and Zouma laughing Atletico players out of the box... I love this team!- George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) March 17, 2021
Hahahaaaa!!! Rudiger proper got under their skin here tonight! Red Card for Savic! Proper sh*t housing from Rudi tonight! Atleti muppets!- Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) March 17, 2021
One Twitter user wrote: "Rudiger is the sh*thouse we have been lacking since Diego Costa left."
A second tweeted: "Suarez failed the Rudiger test TWICE."
A third added: "Rudiger is bringing that Costa vibe at Chelsea."
Speaking after the game, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand praised Rudiger's performance.
"I think he's a solid defender," he said.
"I think on the ball, you can see some weakness in his game, but defending-wise, you can see an edge to him we haven't seen in a while especially under Frank.
"It was obvious Frank didn't fancy him as a defender and that happens in your career, it can't just be a bed or roses for everyone, but he's responded ever so well since he's been called upon by the new manager."
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