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You must not let him leave – Ashley Cole, Redknapp warns Chelsea over ‘best player’
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You must not let him leave – Ashley Cole, Redknapp warns Chelsea over ‘best player’

Chelsea legend, Ashley Cole and former Liverpool star, Jamie Redknapp have told the Blues not to allow Antonio Rudiger to leave Stamford Bridge. Cole said he hopes the club does everything to keep the Germany international who has been Chelsea’s best player so far this season, adding that there are not many centre backs like him in the world at the moment. Rudger’s current deal runs out at the end of the 2021/22 campaign and the 28-year-old is free to speak to rival European clubs over a possible move. Top European clubs such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester United are all interested in signing the defender on free transfer. However, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel is hopeful Rudiger will commit his long-term future to Chelsea. “I played with him at...
Transfer: Chelsea star, Rudiger’s preferred move revealed as Man United plan Milinkovic-Savic deal
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Transfer: Chelsea star, Rudiger’s preferred move revealed as Man United plan Milinkovic-Savic deal

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, would prefer to join Real Madrid over Paris Saint-Germain, Football London reports. Rudiger is still heading towards being a free agent at Chelsea as he is yet to sign a new contract with the West London club. The Germany international has an extension offer on the table but deems it unsatisfactory. The 28-year-old remains in a position where he can discuss pre-contract terms with any team outside England. Meanwhile, Manchester United are plotting a swoop for Lazio midfielder, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Calciomercato reports. Man United are in pole position to sign Milinkovic-Savic ahead of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain who have also been linked with the player. Milinkovic-Savic has previously been valued at £60 million but that fee w...
Real reason Real Madrid gave up on signing Rudiger from Chelsea
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Real reason Real Madrid gave up on signing Rudiger from Chelsea

Real Madrid have given up their pursuit of signing Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea due to his wage demands, Marca reports. Rudiger is reportedly asking for £200,000 per week – a price Real Madrid won’t pay given the success of current centre-backs, David Alaba and Eder Militao this season. Real Madrid have been in the running to sign the Germany international when he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2022. The LaLiga giants recently cooled their interest in the Germany international. Carlo Ancelotti’s side will instead prioritize a renewal for Militao, with talks over a new five-year contract worth €8.5 million per annum set to begin in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, apart from Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also interested in signing Rudiger....
Devil you know better than one you don’t – Johnson to Chelsea on Rudiger, others
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Devil you know better than one you don’t – Johnson to Chelsea on Rudiger, others

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has advised the club to do what they can to keep their defenders, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in particular. Chelsea are set to lose Rudiger, Christensen, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta as free agents at the end of the season. The Blues are yet to extend the contracts of the four defenders. But Johnson is now advising Thomas Tuchel’s side that “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.” Speaking on the development, Johnson told BoyleSports Football: “For me, the easiest option is to keep the guys that they have got, Christensen and certainly Rudiger has come on under Tuchel. “You have got two good players there and it’s not easy to just go and buy someone. You have got two players there that know the club, kno...
Real Madrid players welcome Antonio Rudiger
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Real Madrid players welcome Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, will join Real Madrid in the summer amid interest from Manchester United, Bayern Munich and other top European clubs. That is the belief among Real Madrid players who expect the Germany international to quit Stamford Bridge in order to move to the Bernabeu on a free transfer, according to Telegraph. Rudiger is in the final six months of his Chelsea deal and he rejected the club’s last offer to him, which was worth around £140,000-a-week. Rudiger wants to be paid £280,000 a week which places him among Chelsea’s top earners. Chelsea already see this as a problem being that the contracts of the likes of Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta are also nearing their end. The club are therefore standing firm as they do not want...
​Real Madrid register showing interest in Liverpool stopper Gomez
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​Real Madrid register showing interest in Liverpool stopper Gomez

Real Madrid are assessing the situation around Liverpool's Joe Gomez. The center back is out of favor at the club, given the form of Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip, and the summer signing of Ibrahima Konate. Gomez is coming back to full fitness, but may find it difficult to get regular game time at the club. According to the Daily Mail, Real are assessing Gomez, along with Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, Villarreal's Pau Torres, and Sevilla's Jules Kounde. The La Liga giants are determined to sign a top class defender in the summer. And given the potential shown by Gomez at Anfield, Carlo Ancelotti is convinced he could thrive in Spain.  
Cesar Azpilicueta’s new club revealed as Chelsea captain set to leave Stamford Bridge
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Cesar Azpilicueta’s new club revealed as Chelsea captain set to leave Stamford Bridge

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta’s possible new club has been revealed as the defender is set to leave Stamford Bridge. Azpilicueta’s current contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the season. Despite his status as Chelsea skipper, Azpilicueta has seen his contract at the west London club run down to its final six months. Chelsea are currently preoccupied with sorting out the contract situations of Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen. That has left Azpilicueta at risk of Chelsea, with the two parties currently a distance apart in negotiations. According to The Athletic, Azpilicueta is hoping to be offered the security of a multi-year contract by Chelsea, but such an offer would go against the Blues’ traditional contract structure, with the Premi...
Rudiger Decides to Leave Chelsea, Picks next Club
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Rudiger Decides to Leave Chelsea, Picks next Club

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, is set to leave the club next year. SportBILD reports the German has decided to play for Real Madrid. However, Rudiger’s agent seemingly has other ideas and wants to open talks over a move to Manchester United. The player’s current contract expires at the end of this season and it is believed he is demanding as much as £290,000 a week to agree to fresh terms at Stamford Bridge. And despite his importance to Thomas Tuchel, that seems far higher than Chelsea are prepared to spend. Rudiger has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich but has set his heart on a move to Spain. Real see the signing of Rudiger on a free transfer as an “opportunity not to be missed”. As such, they are reportedly ready to submit...
Antonio Rudiger reveals why Chelsea may not win titles, issues warning
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Antonio Rudiger reveals why Chelsea may not win titles, issues warning

Antonio Rudiger has said that his team, Chelsea will not win trophies with the way they concede easy goals from opponents in recent weeks. He said they ‘have to address’ their recent trend of giving up ‘easy’ goals after Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Leeds. Chelsea managed to beat Leeds United on Saturday, bouncing back from last week’s defeat to West Ham. Individual errors culminated in two goals scored by the Hammers. Raphinha put Leeds ahead from the penalty spot after Marcos Alonso brought down Daniel James in the box but Mason Mount got the Blues back on level terms and a fine spot-kick from Jorginho saw the Blues take the lead shortly before the hour mark. The home side were pegged back again when substitute, Joe Gelhardt tucked away Tyler Roberts’ cross late ...
Nobody is bigger than Chelsea – Tuchel warns Rudiger
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Nobody is bigger than Chelsea – Tuchel warns Rudiger

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has warned centre-back, Antonio Rudiger, that ‘nobody is bigger than the club, amid the player’s current contract situation at Stamford Bridge. Rudiger has been impressive for Chelsea since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard in January. The defender has started 14 of Chelsea’s opening 15 Premier League games so far this season. But his contract at Chelsea will expire at the end of the season and he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign teams from January 1, 2022, if an agreement with the Blues over a new deal is not reached by then. Talks over a new deal for Rudiger have hit a stumbling block because Chelsea are believed to be reluctant to meet his demands of a salary in excess of £200,000-a-week. Speaking during his pre-mat...
Chelsea consider Leicester defender Fofana as Rudiger replacement
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Chelsea consider Leicester defender Fofana as Rudiger replacement

The Foxes are braced for transfer interest in the young centre-back as the European champions prepare for potential end-of-season departures Chelsea are interested in Leicester City centre-back Wesley Fofana as they weigh up their transfer plans amid contract disputes with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. The 20-year-old is currently out injured after suffering a broken fibula and ankle ligament in a pre-season friendly against Villarreal. However, the France Under-21 international remains regarded among the best in his age group in world football, including by scouts behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.  
Rudiger offered £400,000 to leave Chelsea
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Rudiger offered £400,000 to leave Chelsea

Antonio Rudiger has been offered a whopping £400,000-a-week deal to leave Chelsea. The German defender is entering the final months of his current deal with the Blues and will be free to talk and reach contract agreement with foreign clubs from next month onwards. Thomas Tuchel’s side had hoped to persuade the German international to extend his stay, but are increasingly resigned to losing him. Chelsea have made an offer believed to be worth around £140,000-a-week but the defender felt he deserved a much bigger salary on par with the club’s highest earners. The Daily Mail reports that tentative early talks have made it clear that Rudiger’s suitors are prepared to offer him as much as £400,000-a-week including bonuses and add-ons. Rudiger has had interests from Juventus, Ba...
Man United targets Rudiger amid other interests
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Man United targets Rudiger amid other interests

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger could be making a surprising move from Chelsea to bitter rivals, Manchester United, according to The Independent, UK. Man United have made their interest in signing the Chelsea centre-back known. The Germany international, whose contract ends in June, has established himself as a key part of Thomas Tuchel’s defence. But the 28-year-old could leave the club on a free transfer if he fails to agree on a new deal. Although his boss and compatriot, Tuchel is keen on the defender staying at the club, the defender has attracted interest from several clubs across Europe. The Independent reports that Ralf Rangnick and Man United have registered their interest along with Tottenham. However, the report said the German may not want to remain in the...
Chelsea player, Rudiger has made up his
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Chelsea player, Rudiger has made up his

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson says he is convinced that German defender, Antonio Rudiger, who he described as Chelsea’s best player and a world class centre back, will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. He, however, added that Frank Lampard, and not Thomas Tuchel is to blame for the player’s decision to leave. Antonio Rudiger’s contract expires at the end of the season but he has refused to agree a new deal with the Blues. The player established himself in the Chelsea squad under Tuchel, helping the west London side stay top of the table. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and some other Europe’s elite clubs are interested in landing him as a free agent following his impressive displays. However, Merson says the player’s mind is already made up to leave on a free transf...
Zola praises one player, rates Chelsea’s chances of winning title after 2-1 win at Watford
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Zola praises one player, rates Chelsea’s chances of winning title after 2-1 win at Watford

Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola has singled out Antonio Rudiger for praise after the Blues managed to hold off Watford 2-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday. Hakim Ziyech came on in the second half to fire in the winner at Vicarage Road after Emmanuel Dennis had cancelled out Mason Mount’s first-half opener. It was Chelsea’s tenth win of the season which keeps them in their place at the top of the table above Manchester City and third-placed Liverpool. Zola told reporters, “Sometimes you don’t play your best, either because you aren’t in great form or the opposition puts you under pressure. “But wins like this are important for the morale. Watford did everything they have to do, they started well and were competitive. “I guess it shows what the Premier League is about whe...
Why Chelsea goal against Juventus wasn’t handball
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Why Chelsea goal against Juventus wasn’t handball

Chelsea’s first goal against Juventus in Tuesday’s Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge was not handball because of this season’s new handball rules. During Chelsea’s clash with Juventus, the ball hit Antonio Rudiger on the arm as an assist for Trevor Chalobah. Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot flicked the ball onto Rudiger’s arm from point-blank range. Rudiger also had his arm across his chest, so arguably, if the ball had not struck him on the hand, it would have hit his torso anyway. Recall that the new rule has been designed to not penalise attackers if they accidentally commit a handball in the build-up to a goal. The rule was introduced by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) back in March. Last season, the rules stated that any touch of the arm ...
EPL: Chalobah reveals what Rudiger did to him at Chelsea
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EPL: Chalobah reveals what Rudiger did to him at Chelsea

Chelsea defender, Trevoh Chalobah, has disclosed that fellow teammate, Antonio Rudiger, helped him to become a key player in Thomas Tuchel’s squad at Stamford Bridge. Chalobah said Rudiger has been a very big mentor to him since he joined Chelsea. According to him, the Germany international took him in and helped him in training sessions even when he went on loan. The 22-year-old said this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Juventus on Tuesday. “Antonio [Rudiger] has been a very big mentor for me since I first came here,” Chalobah, who shares Sierra Leonean heritage with Rudiger, was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “He took me in and helped me in training sessions. When I went out on loan, he told me what was needed. “Now’s it’s good to share t...
Alan Shearer names five Chelsea stars Tuchel can rely on to win title
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Alan Shearer names five Chelsea stars Tuchel can rely on to win title

Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer has named five Chelsea stars Thomas Tuchel can rely on in a bid to win the English top-flight league title this season following their Premier League 3-0 win against Leicester City over the weekend. Shearer believes Tuchel can rely on N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and his three centre-halves, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Trevor Chalobah. The former striker also reserved special praise for Kante and Jorginho and believes the pair will play a pivotal role in helping Tuchel’s side to lift their first Premier League trophy in over four years. Kante and Jorginho completely outshined Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Boubakary Soumare in central midfield as goals from Antonio Rudiger, Kante and Christian Pulisic gave Chelsea all three points agains...
Leaders Chelsea too strong for Leicester
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Leaders Chelsea too strong for Leicester

Chelsea produced a dominant performance in winning 3-0 at Leicester to move six points clear at the top of the table upon the final whistle. First-half goals from Antonio Rudiger and N'Golo Kante put Thomas Tuchel's team in control inside the opening half an hour and there was no way back for an out-of-sorts Leicester. Any hope of a comeback was extinguished when substitute Christian Pulisic made it three on 71 minutes with the only disappointment for Chelsea being an injury to Jorginho. The result takes Chelsea to 29 points from their 12 games, while Brendan Rodgers' side are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Leicester City vs Chelsea: Tuchel names squad for EPL game
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Leicester City vs Chelsea: Tuchel names squad for EPL game

Chelsea’s squad to face Leicester City in today’s English Premier League (EPL) tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 23-man squad to tackle Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Burnley in their previous Premier League encounter. The Blues are currently on top of the Premier League table with 26 points from 11 matches. Below is Chelsea’s full squad against Leicester: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Malang Sarr. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Sa...
You’ll regret it – Petit warns Chelsea against letting ‘hardest defender’ leave Stamford Bridge
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You’ll regret it – Petit warns Chelsea against letting ‘hardest defender’ leave Stamford Bridge

Former France International, Emmanuel Petit has warned Chelsea against letting Antonio Rudiger leave the club when his contract expires in the summer. He advised the club to pay the Germany International whatever he wants to avoid letting him leave the club. The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract and is yet to agree a new deal with the Blues. Rudiger reportedly earns around £100,000 a week at Stamford Bridge but is demanding an improved deal worth about £200, 000 Bayern Munich have already shown interest in signing him and are ready to make him an offer that would be a huge rise on his current wages. But Petit, a former Chelsea defender, reckons the club cannot afford to let him leave on a free in the summer. “If he leaves, it would be a real pity fo...
A slap in the face’ – Rudiger fumes over Chelsea’s latest contract offer
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A slap in the face’ – Rudiger fumes over Chelsea’s latest contract offer

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, reportedly feels the club’s latest contract offer is a ‘slap in the face,’ Bild reports. Rudiger was left fuming after Chelsea fell short of his wage demands by £60,000-a-week. The report added that Rudiger is looking for £10m-a-year, which works out to around £190k-a-week. But Chelsea are only offering him £7m-a-year – which is around £130k-a-week. The 28-year-old has been one of Chelsea’s star men since Thomas Tuchel took charge from Frank Lampard in January. Rudiger’s contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the season and he is yet to sign an extension amid rumoured interest from other top European clubs. Providing an update on his contract situation with the club in October, Rudiger said, “The most important thing is that I...
Hazard, three others to leave as Real Madrid eye Rudiger
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Hazard, three others to leave as Real Madrid eye Rudiger

Real Madrid are preparing to offload four of their players Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Isco, as they look to bring in Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger at the end of the season, AS reports. Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has relied on Eder Militao and David Alaba as his first-choice central defensive pairing for much of the current season so far. Ancelotti is keen to strengthen his defence and has identified Rudiger as a potential target. Rudiger’s current contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the season. The Germany international is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club as early as January 2022. Real Madrid could be in a position to offer Rudiger a £200,000 a week deal because of the absence of a transfer fee. Meanwhile, Hazard’s cu...
Mourinho moves to sign Chelsea top stars sign in January
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Mourinho moves to sign Chelsea top stars sign in January

Jose Mourinho will sign two Chelsea players, Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in January to booster his Roma squad, according to Corriere dello Sport. Roma are said to be willing to finance Mourinho’s demand for new players this January following public complaints he has made about the squad he inherited from his predecessor, Paulo Fonseca. The 58-year-old Portuguese gaffer made a positive start to life as Roma leading them to victories in six successive matches in all competitions. However, things are not the same at the moment as cracks have begun to emerge. Mourinho watched Roma concede six goal against lowly rated Bodo/ Glimt in the Europa Conference League a fortnight ago and drew 2-2 with them in Rome last night. The club’s owners are mindful of the need to spe...
Rudiger provides fresh update on his new contract situation with Chelsea
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Rudiger provides fresh update on his new contract situation with Chelsea

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has provided a new update on his contract situation with the club. Rudiger confirmed that talks are in place over a possible contract renewal. The Germany international also reassured Chelsea supporters that he is ‘happy’ at Stamford Bridge. The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season. Rudiger will be free to talk to foreign teams from as early as January over a potential move away from Chelsea. “The most important thing is that I feel happy here [at Chelsea],” Rudiger told The Guardian. “I think if people look at it, they can see I’m happy. About the contract situation, I talk with the club. This is for nobody’s ears. “It was how I said it would be after the Euros – there would be talks. There was a talk between Mar...
Chelsea eye three defenders as Rudiger, Christensen’s replacements
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Chelsea eye three defenders as Rudiger, Christensen’s replacements

Chelsea are eyeing a move for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, Juventus’s Matthijs de Ligt and Villarreal’s Pau Torres if their centre-backs, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, eventually leave Stamford Bridge on free transfers, Eurosport reports. Rudiger and Christensen, who have been impressive under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, are yet to extend their contract with Chelsea. Rudiger is unwilling to accept Chelsea’s latest salary offer, while talks have now also broken down with Christensen as veteran defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva are also out of contract next summer, leaving Tuchel’s side on the verge of a potential crisis at the defence. Chelsea’s hierarchy are keen on bringing in two high-profile centre-backs to bolster their backline before the start of next se...
Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player
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Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has slammed Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Rudiger demanded an explanation for Mendy’s Ballon d’Or snub after his man of the match display against Brentford in Saturday’s Premier League 1-0 win. Recall that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas ...
You’ll miss him – Glen Johnson issues warning to Chelsea over Rudiger
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You’ll miss him – Glen Johnson issues warning to Chelsea over Rudiger

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has warned the club to sort out the future of Antonio Rudiger as the clock ticks down on the defender’s contract at Stamford Bridge. Johnson believes Chelsea will miss Rudiger if they allow him to leave the club on a free transfer next summer. Rudiger has been a regular first-team player under Thomas Tuchel and has started all seven of the Blues’ Premier League games so far this season. His current contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the season. Asked about the prospect of Rudiger leaving Chelsea next year, Johnson told bettingodds, “It would be a loss. “He’s clearly revamped his Chelsea career under Thomas Tuchel and when he’s playing the way he has been, then he’s a great asset to Chelsea, so if he was to go on a free contra...
Bayern Munich Open talks to Sign Rudiger From Chelsea
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Bayern Munich Open talks to Sign Rudiger From Chelsea

Bayern Munich have begun exploring the possibility of signing Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea, Goal reports. The Bundesliga champions are interested in the German defender along with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. Rudiger is into the final months of his current contract with Chelsea and is yet to agree to an extension. Bayern have been in touch with his agent and brother, Sahr Senesie, but the talks are purely preliminary at this stage. Julian Nagelsmann considers the 28-year-old as a good replacement for Niklas Sule, who might decide to leave next summer. Like Rudiger, Sule’s deal also expires at the end of the season, and he has put extension talks on hold.
Rio Ferdinand names best centre-back in the Premier League
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Rio Ferdinand names best centre-back in the Premier League

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has named Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger as the best centre-back in the Premier League since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge last January. Ferdinand stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa on Wednesday. According to him, both Rudiger and Manchester City’s centre-back, Ruben Dias have been the standout defenders in the Premier League during the last year, but the Germany international’s effect on his teammates means he edges it as the best in the English top-flight league. “Since Tuchel has come, I think he’s [Rudiger] arguably been the best centre-back,” Ferdinand was quoted by Metro UK as saying. “I think him and Dias would have been close, but the effect he has had on his team has been imme...
‘He was not happy’ – Tuchel half-time anger inspired Chelsea to beat Spurs, says Azpilicueta
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‘He was not happy’ – Tuchel half-time anger inspired Chelsea to beat Spurs, says Azpilicueta

The Spanish defender admitted the Blues squad faced the wrath of their manager at the interval in the London derby Thomas Tuchel's half-time anger inspired Chelsea to beat Tottenham, says Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea stormed to the top of the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, thanks to goals from Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger. The European champions were good value for the three points in the end but were well below their best in the first 45 minutes, and Azpilicueta says the squad felt Tuchel's wrath in the dressing room at the half-time interval.  
Nuno: A lot of things went wrong for Tottenham against Chelsea
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Nuno: A lot of things went wrong for Tottenham against Chelsea

The Blues blitzed Spurs with three second-half goals on Sunday Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo said "a lot of things went wrong" in his side's second-half meltdown against Chelsea on Sunday. The Blues scored all of their goals in a 3-0 victory in the final 45 minutes as Spurs "went to their limits" trying to slow the reigning European champions. Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger were responsible for the scoring in the derby romp. Nuno has now seen his team lose consecutive matches by the same scoreline after a three-game winning streak to begin the campaign.  
Thiago Silva joins Drogba in Chelsea’s history book after 3-0 win over Tottenham
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Thiago Silva joins Drogba in Chelsea’s history book after 3-0 win over Tottenham

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, on Sunday evening, joined the club’s legend Didier Drogba in the Blues’ history book after scoring a goal in his side’s Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea defeated Tottenham in an away Premier League tie, thanks to three goals from Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger. Silva’s goal against Tottenham means the Brazilian has now become the second oldest Chelsea player to score in the Premier League behind only Drogba at aged 36 years and 362 days. Drogba had scored against Leicester City at age 37 years and 49 days in April 2015. Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020. The veteran centre-back will now hope to lead Chelsea to victory when they host Manchester City in their next Premier League tie on Septemb...
Ruthless Chelsea brush aside Spurs
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Ruthless Chelsea brush aside Spurs

Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger were on target as Chelsea produced a brilliant second-half performance to beat Tottenham 3-0 in #GameZero at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. On a day of emotional tributes to Jimmy Greaves, the Tottenham, Chelsea and England legend who died on Sunday morning, Thomas Tuchel's side underlined their title credentials in impressive style. Following an even first half in north London, the visitors took charge of the game when Silva headed Marcos Alonso's corner beyond Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris shortly after the break. The hosts were still reeling from that setback when Kante, a half-time substitute for Mason Mount having recovered from an ankle injury, doubled Chelsea's lead with a long-range strike which took a deflection off Eric...
EPL: Herrera hails Tuchel for Rescuing two Chelsea players from Lampard
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EPL: Herrera hails Tuchel for Rescuing two Chelsea players from Lampard

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, Ander Herrera, has given Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, credit for saving the careers of two players in his squad since taking over from former coach, Frank Lampard in January. The players are Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso. Rudiger and Alonso had fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge towards the end of Lampard’s reign as manager. Both players came back into the reckoning after Tuchel replaced Lampard and proceeded to help Chelsea win the Champions League and finish fourth in the Premier League last season. “I simply thought that this is football, that eight months before, we lost the same final with him [Thomas Tuchel] in the dugout,” Herrera told Marca. “This showed that this game is a mystery, and no other spo...
Rudiger does not have many reasons to leave Chelsea – Tuchel
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Rudiger does not have many reasons to leave Chelsea – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said Antonio Rudiger “not many reasons” to leave the club. Rudiger has entered the final months of his current contract and will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be monitoring the situation of the German defender. It is understood that talks between Rudiger and Chelsea have stalled. But Tuchel insists he is relaxed about the player’s future. “I hope that they find a solution but it’s not only between coaches and players. “It’s between the club and the player’s agent. “He plays excellently for a long time – very consistent [and] at a very high level. I feel him very calm, very focused and it’s obviously not a distraction for him. “So give...
Tuchel ‘disappointed’ as Chelsea plan to sell key player
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Tuchel ‘disappointed’ as Chelsea plan to sell key player

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel is disappointed by the club’s decision to sell Antonio Rudiger, Daily Express reports. The Blues’ director Marina Granovskaia is ready to sell Rudiger, who has emerged as one of Tuchel’s most trusted stars in January The German centre-back – along with Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen – have become the pillar of Chelsea’s defence. All three players are, however, out of contract next summer. But while Azpilicueta and Christensen will soon commit to new deals, there is less certainty over Rudiger. Rudiger is attracting interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus. If the 28-year-old does not sign a new deal by June 2022, he will leave the club as a free agent, a situation Chelsea do not want. There is also a feeling at Stam...
Champions League: Rudiger delivers Chelsea verdict after Zenit victory
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Champions League: Rudiger delivers Chelsea verdict after Zenit victory

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has given his thoughts regarding his side’s Champions League 1-0 victory over Zenit on Tuesday night. Chelsea secured three points as they began their defence of Europe’s most coveted trophy, thanks to a second-half goal from Romelu Lukaku. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website after the game, Rudiger discussed the result and performance of Thomas Tuchel’s men. “It was one of those types of games where if you don’t find an early goal, it becomes difficult but we kept going,” Rudiger said. He added: “The only threat that was coming from them was the counter-attack and we did very well with that. We played well, defended so well and got the one goal.” Chelsea will face Juventus in their next Champions League fixture on September 29 in Turi...
Reus returns for Germany as Flick names first squad with four uncapped players
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Reus returns for Germany as Flick names first squad with four uncapped players

The BVB captain is one of seven players absent from Euro 2020 who are included by the ex-Bayern boss in his maiden selection Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus has earned a recall to the Germany national team, while Hansi Flick named four uncapped players in his first squad as national team boss. The BVB captain is one of seven players absent from Joachim Low's final selection at Euro 2020 included by the former Bayern Munich coach for his maiden clutch of games. Chelsea trio Kai Havertz, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner all retain their spots, but there is no place for Mats Hummels or Emre Can, while Matthias Ginter misses out through Covid-19.
Ferdinand names Chelsea star Tuchel turned to ‘animal’, best defender in Premier League
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Ferdinand names Chelsea star Tuchel turned to ‘animal’, best defender in Premier League

A former Premier League star, Rio Ferdinand, has described Chelsea’s central defender, Antonio Rudiger as an ‘animal’ who has become one of the best in the Premier League. Ferdinand, a former Manchester United defender, pointed out that Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has changed ‘animal’ Rudiger into a perfect player. The former England star said this while praising the impact Tuchel has made so far in his short reign at Chelsea. He noted that sacked Frank Lampard will be watching the success of his successor and question his inability to get the best out of certain players during his reign. Germany international, Rudiger found himself out in the cold under Lampard but has been reinvigorated under Tuchel, becoming a rock at the heart of the Chelsea defe...
Tuchel names Chelsea squad to face Arsenal at Emirates
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Tuchel names Chelsea squad to face Arsenal at Emirates

Chelsea’s squad to face Arsenal in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 23-man squad to tackle Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace in their previous Premier League fixture last weekend. Arsenal, meanwhile, lost 2-0 against Premier League newcomers, Brentford. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Arsenal: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ethan Ampadu. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Tino Anjorin. Att...
EPL: Rudiger gives Romelu Lukaku nickname
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EPL: Rudiger gives Romelu Lukaku nickname

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has come up with a new name for Romelu Lukaku ahead of his side’s UEFA Super Cup final tie with Villarreal on Wednesday. Rudiger shared his nickname for Lukaku while speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday in Belfast ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Villarreal. Lukaku’s transfer to Chelsea will soon be officially announced after he had his medical in Milan on Monday before flying to London to complete the deal. Speaking on Lukaku, Rudiger branded the Belgium international as a ‘beast’. “You can see in his body type that he is a beast,” Rudiger said. “He’s someone who is very strong and I think also he showed it in Italy over the past two years. He did very well over there. Also for his national team. “He is a goalscorer and fo...
Rudiger responds to ‘legend’ billing at Chelsea on the back of Champions League heroics
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Rudiger responds to ‘legend’ billing at Chelsea on the back of Champions League heroics

The Germany international defender helped the Blues to European glory last season, but does not consider himself to be a club icon Antonio Rudiger has earned a "legend" billing from some at Chelsea, but the Germany international defender is not ready to drop himself into that category just yet. Champions League-winning exploits last season have ensured that the Blues' class of 2020-21 will forever enjoy a special place in Stamford Bridge folklore. Rudiger played a key role in that European triumph, with one memorable challenge put in to deny Phil Foden during a 1-0 final win over Manchester City, but the 28-year-old centre-half is not convinced that he has done enough to enjoy icon status.  
Kai Havertz Names two Fastest Players at Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Names two Fastest Players at Chelsea

Chelsea star, Kai Havert, has named the two fastest players at Stamford Bridge. According to Havertz, fellow compatriots Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger are the fastest players at Chelsea. The Germany international stated this ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup final against Villarreal on Wednesday. “From acceleration, like the first few metres, I would say Timo [Werner],” Havertz told Chelsea’s official channel. “But also Toni [Rudiger] is very fast, but I think more across longer distances. “Who else? I am not sure. I would go for Toni and Timo.” Meanwhile, Rudiger, who was listening to Havertz’s answers, added: “I have my own style of running. “Yeah, like Kai said I think in the first few metres it is Timo. “But yeah, when it comes to longer, I thi...
Chelsea Put Ballon d’ Or Contender, Jorginho, other Players for Sale
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Chelsea Put Ballon d’ Or Contender, Jorginho, other Players for Sale

  2021 possible Ballon d’ Or contender, Jorginho, is among nine players up for sale at Chelsea this summer transfer window, The Express UK reports. Other players up for sale are Tammy Abraham, Kepa Arizabalaga, Emerson Palmeri and Fikayo Tomori. The rest of the players on the list are Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rudiger and Michy Batshuayi. Chelsea are keen to sell the players in a bid to raise funds for their manager, Thomas Tuchel, to sign new players this summer ahead of the new Premier League campaign. The Champions League winners are eager to improve on their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last season and want to bring in some fresh faces to do so. The Blues have identified Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Inter Milan’s Romelu...
Euro 2020: Germany could be without three key players for England clash
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Euro 2020: Germany could be without three key players for England clash

  Ilkay Gundogan, Antonio Rudiger and Robin Gosens have all emerged as doubts for Germany’s Euro 2020 round-of-16 clash with England on Tuesday. Joachim Low’s side have endured a not too impressive tournament so far. They lost 1-0 to France and beat Portugal 4-2, before salvaging a 2-2 draw against Hungary. Gundogan was substituted after sustaining a bruised skull against Hungary and did not train fully with the squad on Monday, while Gosens and Rudiger have “cold symptoms”. The key trio have started all Germany’s games so far. But Low is not confident of having them available for their crucial last-16 tie. Low said on Monday of Gundogan: “Well Ilkay, he suffered this cranial bruise and before he still felt a little bit dizzy, especially in training.” When ask...
Euro 2020: Ronaldo Called “a Fool” for trying to Disgrace Rudiger
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Euro 2020: Ronaldo Called “a Fool” for trying to Disgrace Rudiger

  Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been labelled “a fool” by former Liverpool midfielder, Didi Hamman, following their 4-2 defeat to Germany. Ronaldo put his country ahead in the 15th minute, finishing off a sublime counter attack. Moments later, the Juventus forward produced a stunning piece of skill, flicking the ball up with his instep and over Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, before backheeling it away without looking. Hamann, a former Germany international, however, was not impressed, claiming Ronaldo’s self-indulgence was counterproductive and would have spurred on the Germans, who came back to win convincingly. “I think it’s nonsense. He flicks the ball over, pretends he is going to catch it and backheels it across, and looks away… of course it is [a...
Euro 2020: Rudiger Opens up on alleged Biting of Pogba in France, Germany game
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Euro 2020: Rudiger Opens up on alleged Biting of Pogba in France, Germany game

  Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has spoken about the alleged biting of Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, following France’s Euro 2020 1-0 victory over Germany on Tuesday night. France defeated Germany at the Allianz Arena, thanks to Mats Hummel’s first-half own goal. But Rudiger caused controversy before the half-time after he was caught allegedly biting Pogba when they were together off the ball. Pogba complained to the match referee, Carlos del Cerro Grande, who took no action, while VAR didn’t appear to review the incident. Reacting to the development, Rudiger admitted that he shouldn’t have come close with his mouth to Pogba’s back, adding that he spoke with the France international after the game. “I should not come close with my mouth to his ba...
Euro 2020: Pogba opens up on Rudiger’s bite after France beat Germany
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Euro 2020: Pogba opens up on Rudiger’s bite after France beat Germany

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has played down Antonio Rudiger’s bite following France’s Euro 2020 1-0 win over Germany on Tuesday night. Pogba also called on UEFA not to suspend the Chelsea defender over the incident. France defeated Germany at the Allianz Arena following Mats Hummel’s first-half own goal. But Rudiger caused controversy before the half-time after he was caught biting Pogba when they were together off the ball. Pogba complained to Spanish referee, Carlos del Cerro Grande, who took no action, while VAR didn’t appear to review the incident. “In terms of Tony [Rudiger], we are friends. There was nothing big,” Pogba, who was named man of the match, said at his post-match press conference after the game. “I think you saw the television ...
Euro 2020: Rudiger ‘Bites’ Pogba as Germany Lose to France
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Euro 2020: Rudiger ‘Bites’ Pogba as Germany Lose to France

  Germany defender, Antonio Rudiger, appeared to have bitten Paul Pogba, as they lost 1-0 to France in their Euro 2020 opener on Tuesday night. Les Bleus took a 1-0 lead in the first half, thanks to Mat Hummels’ own goal. The Germans struggled to break down France’s stubborn defence and looked vulnerable on the break. Rudiger appeared to show his frustration just before the break, trying to take a chomp out of Pogba as the two players tussled. Pogba let out a belated scream and appealed to the referee, but the incident was not looked at by the VAR and Rudiger escaped unpunished. “When you see Pogba’s reaction, it felt like a bite. “But I don’t really understand what he was trying to do there really,” Patrick Vieira said on ITV Sport during the half-time interval. ...

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