Martin Keown blames one Chelsea star after 4-1 defeat to Brentford

Martin Keown blames one Chelsea star after 4-1 defeat to Brentford

Former Arsenal star, Martin Keown has blamed Antonio Rudiger following Chelsea’s Premier League 4-1 defeat to Brentford on Saturday.

Keown said Rudiger made an ‘awful’ clearance during the encounter as three goals from Vitaly Janelt (2), Christian Eriksen and Yoane Wissa ensured Brentford defeated Chelsea.

Rudiger scored for Thomas Tuchel’s men, but Chelsea went on to collapse in the second half, with the Germany international personally responsible for the final goal.

Speaking after the match on the BBC’s Football Focus, Keown said, “It is an awful clearance from Rudiger.

“Everything Brentford hit goes into the back of the net, but Rudiger hasn’t come out of this with any glory.

“It is a panicky clearance from one of the best defenders in Europe.”

Chelsea’s next fixture is against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.