Brighton midfielder Bridcutt highlights Rodgers influence
It was his former mentor in the Chelsea youth system, Brendan Rodgers, who turned Bridcutt in to a defensive midfielder, modelling his game on Claude Makelele who was helping the Stamford Bridge club win Premier League titles at the time.
Bridcutt told the Daily Mail: "When I got to scholarship level at Chelsea was when I had Brendan Rogers as the coach and he saw me as a holding midfielder. We used to have to watch DVDs of players. Every player had a set position and a set player that you would watch.