The surprising Chelsea player who shoots from furthest away » Chelsea News

If you think about which Chelsea player is likely to have the greatest average shooting distance, there’s only one person who comes to mind – Antonio Rudiger.

The defender has always had a taste for a speculative effort from miles out when a path to goal opens up, and this season he took it to the next level, blasting away more than ever – and finally scoring one too.

But according to FBRef’s average shot distance stat, Rudi isn’t top – in fact he’s 7th.

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Top of the pile is – amazingly Jorginho. His average shot distance is 28.8 yards somehow. That’s totally out of keeping with what we’d imagine.

Of course, Jorgi is pretty shot shy, especially for a central midfielder, so a couple of long range efforts are really boosting his average up here, but still, him being top is not what you’d expect.

Can you even remember a single long ranger from Jorginho this season?

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