This is a brilliant description from Chelsea’s excellent young forward Tammy Abraham on what it’s like to face Virgil van Dijk.
The Englishman toiled for the Blues at Stamford Bridge v Liverpool a few weeks back, as his side lost 2-1 to Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Reds.
Abraham did well, and should have scored a one-on-one he had in the first-half, but van Dijk was mostly imperious and mostly had the better of the promising striker.
Chelsea’s attacker has explained in detail why van Dijk is considered the best on the planet and why
“He’s a beast,” Abraham told the Mirror. “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 focussed on the ball.