Rudiger and Koulibaly: Who Is A Better Player


Rudiger and Koulibaly are two exceptional players who play football with passion and stop strikers from scoring goals consistently.

Rudiger joined Chelsea from AS Roma. During his first season at the club, the Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, had issues with him because of an outburst at the training ground with Kepa. Tuchel came in to change the mindset of the player after he has been linked away from Chelsea.

Chelsea fans loved the kind of player he was at Chelsea in the last two seasons. Antonio was very strong on the ball and was very involved in the attack. He is fearless while making tackles and was rewarded by being named in the Premier League’s best 11.

Rudiger and Koulibaly
Rudiger and Koulibaly

Napoli’s most important player at the back was Koulibaly, on the other hand. He was once valued at around £86 million and many clubs were interested in him, most especially Manchester United even though Napoli conceded a lot of goals while playing in a European tournament.

Let us start the comparison with the number of goals scored by both players.

goals and assists.

Koulibaly has scored 15 goals for Napoli and hasn’t scored in any game for his national team, Senegal. He has assisted Napoli 7 times to score a goal and Senegal once.


Antonio scored 13 goals throughout his stay at Chelsea and two goals with Germany. Antonio’s goals also continued with 2 for AS Roma. Rudiger had two assists: one for Germany and two while he was playing for Roma.

Clean Sheets

Rudiger has kept 58 clean sheets with Chelsea, and Koulibaly has 40 clean sheets to his name. Chelsea have conceded less with Rudiger at the back than Napoli conceded with Koulibaly.

Yellow and Red Cards

While Koulibaly was still at Napoli, he received 84 yellow cards and 6 red cards. He had received five yellow cards and one red card with Senegal. That is really too much for a defender, and Chelsea should expect a lot of rough tackles.

While he was playing at Chelsea, Rudiger got 31 yellow cards. On his international duty, it has received two yellow cards. In addition, Antonio received 15 yellow cards while playing for Roma and also received 2 yellow cards with Stuggart.

Antonio has only gotten two red cards since he started his career as a footballer, which shows he is very meticulous with his tackles.

Penalties conceded and errors leading to goals

Rudiger has never caused a penalty while at Chelsea, but he has committed two errors that led to goals. The Senegalese has only made one mistake leading to goals while he was playing at Napoli. 

Who Is Better?

With all the analysis listed above, Rudiger is a better player in terms of composition on the ball and making final tackles without receiving any red cards.


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