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Redknapp in awe of energetic Chelsea ace Ramires

Former Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp was full of praise for Chelsea's Ramires after victory over Manchester City.

Redknapp wrote in the Daily Mail: "I've never seen a midfielder gallop like him. He's not traditionally Brazilian but his power, speed and acceleration have won him 27 caps and he dashes through centre-field like a flying winger.

"He must be a nightmare to play against! It took him time to settle, but he is emerging as a central figure for Chelsea and his influence grows as a match unfolds. Opponents try to track him but he gets beyond them and draws fouls, such as the one that led to Gael Clichy's red card."

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