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Chelsea striker Abraham: Van Dijk is quite annoying

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham says Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk is the toughest defender he has faced.

Abraham drew a blank when up against Van Dijk during Liverpool's visit to west London last month as the Blues lost 2-1.

"He's a beast," declared Abraham. "He's just good at what he does. He's experienced. I try to do a little… I try to use my tricks in my head but his understanding of the game is top drawer.

"It is to do with little things. Movement. My movement in the box, some defenders don't pay attention to me — they are only focused on the ball.

"With him, it's kind of both, he's paying attention to me and the ball, knows where I am, knows where I want to go, follows me.

"It's quite annoying for a striker - just leave me alone!"

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