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Chelsea defender Rudiger impressed by young trio: I was like 'wow'

Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger is happy seeing the club's young players making their impact this season.

Fikayo Tomori, Reece James and Tammy Abraham have all impressed Rudiger.

He told chelseafc.com: "I'm very happy for Fikayo because he has really developed well. I've known him since I moved to the club as he was always there in the pre-seasons before he went on loan. You can see now he's doing very well and this is the way the club is going – they want Academy players to make it in the first team and obviously now there are a lot of them here so it's very good.

"I didn't know Reece as well but then when I saw him in pre-season, I was like wow.

"I was very impressed with him and the way he plays is very mature for his young age so you have to give credit to him.

"I'm happy for him and for Tammy. I always heard people say the number nine is not good for strikers when they come to Chelsea but he has done very well for himself. His commitment in the game is great because he tries and tries – sometimes he will fail but that's just a process that he needs to learn from and then he will be fine."

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