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    CHELSEA are reportedly set to offer contract extensions to both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. The centre-backs have become key players under Thomas Tuchel since he replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge, with the German huge fans of both men. 2Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has impressed since Thomas Tuchel took chargeCredit: Getty Images - Getty Rudiger, 28, has started every game under the German gaffer, while Christensen, 24, has featured in five out of the last six Premier League matches. And with the pair's contracts to expire in 2022, it has been claimed that the Blues are keen to tie them down to new deals. According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are planning to offer Christensen a new contract, though talks are yet to take place. They state that the West London outfit are keen to extend the Denmark international's stay as they are aware clubs are monitoring his situation. And...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER reckons a top-four place is in Chelsea’s hands — if they keep listening to “details” man Thomas Tuchel. The Blues are becoming a slick, mean-machine under Tuchel and moved into a Champions League qualification place with Thursday’s win at Liverpool. 3Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger hails boss Thomas Tuchel for his 'calm' managementCredit: PA:Press Association 3Everton defender Ben Godfrey is eyeing an England call-up as he prepares to face Chelsea on Monday at Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty Images - Getty Rudiger, back in favour and on form since his fellow German’s arrival, said: “It’s all details, details. “If you don’t do what he tells you, you will find yourself on the outside. His message is just always to play our football. Like we are, to press high. “He is making us feel that we should always stay calm, never worry, and he advises us exactly what to do. And this is...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER has turned out to be just what the doctor ordered… by treating staff at Chelsea's local hospital to a feast. The big-hearted Blues defender marked his 28th birthday on Wednesday thanking medics at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for their work in fighting Covid-19. 6NHS staff were treated by Antonio Rudiger to a tasty spread as thanks for their hard workCredit: cwpluscharity 6The Chelsea defender laid on drinks and food, and posted a video to staffCredit: cwpluscharity German international Rudiger laid on a spread of cakes, pastries and drinks at the West London facility, a stone's throw from Stamford Bridge. He said in a video message to staff: "I just wanted to say a big thank you. "We all can't thank you enough for what you are doing in these difficult circumstances. "That's why on my birthday I wanted to share a few cakes and drinks with you...
    LUIS SUAREZ sneakily pinched Antonio Rudiger's thigh as the Atletico Madrid striker pulled all his old tricks in defeat to Chelsea. The Blues head into the last 16 second leg with a crucial away goal after veteran striker Olivier Giroud scored a stunning bicycle kick. 4Luis Suarez sneakily pinched Antonio Rudiger's thigh 4Luis Suarez infamously bit Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic in 2013, earning him a ten-game FA banCredit: Pixel 8 Suarez really move from biting to pinching , this man ????????‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/R9gnmrdaXo— Ashara (@xd_Ashara) February 23, 2021 But for his opposite number, it was a more frustrating night, with LaLiga leaders Atletico not managing a single shot on target. And it appeared to get on top of Suarez, who was captured pinching Rudiger, causing the German to square up to the forward. Suarez will not only be remembered by Chelsea fans for his prolific scoring for...
    CHELSEA’S secret transfer weapon is at it again – with Blues defender Antonio Rudiger admitting he is trying to lure Bayern Munich’s David Alaba to Stamford Bridge. He was branded ‘agent Rudiger’ by fans after admitting he chatted to Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to help secure their moves in the summer – with Alaba his latest target. 4David Alaba has confirmed he is leaving Bayern Munich this summer The Bayern star has confirmed he is leaving the Allianz Arena after 11 years this summer with Real Madrid favourites to secure his signature. Alaba wants an eye-watering £400,000-a-week at his new club after growing frustrated with the German champions’ low-ball offers to stay. Real Madrid are desperate to secure a Sergio Ramos replacement with the Spain captain the subject of a similar contract dispute, but Chelsea’s trump card could be Rudiger’s involvement. Rudiger told Bild he has already been in...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER denies urging Chelsea to sack Frank Lampard - but hailed "positive" new boss Thomas Tuchel for "knowing what he wants". Centre-back Rudiger was frozen out by Lampard early in the season but has flourished in Tuchel's impressive start of a draw then three wins. 2Antonio Rudiger insists he never urged the Chelsea board to oust Frank LampardCredit: Rex Features 2New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel's' impact has been hailed by Antonio RudigerCredit: PA:Press Association Some might sense a slight dig at Lampard as Germany star Rudiger highlighted Tuchel's clear and effective tactics. But the 27-year-old insists he supported Lampard all the way and his only problem was being picked so rarely until recently. And he revealed he asked his representatives to stop looking for a possible "winter move" after he started three of Lampard's last four games. Of Tuchel, Rudiger told Sky Germany: "The most important impression he's made is that he...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER was guilty of a monumental error to score an own goal against Sheffield United. Chelsea were one up at Bramall Lane in the 55th minute when the defender appeared to take control of an unthreatening situation. Oh no...????#SUFC are gifted a goal against #CFC as Antonio Rudiger puts the ball into his own net! ???? Watch on Sky Sports PL???? Follow #SHUCHE here: https://t.co/d7BQrxN3Uj???? Download the @SkySports app! pic.twitter.com/C14wLueaFS— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 7, 2021 Oli Burke struggled to latch onto an Oli McBurnie through ball and Rudiger moved across. Edouard Mendy jumped off his line as the Chelsea goalkeeper looked to collect the ball. But Rudiger decided to try and roll it back to his team-mate with Burke breathing down his neck. However, the pair got their wires crossed and the pass missed Mendy by at least a yard. 1Antonio Rudiger committed a glaring error...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER has revealed the 'immense' racism he suffered after wrongly being blamed for Frank Lampard's sacking. Media reports emerged after the former Chelsea manager's exit claiming that player power was responsible, with the German one agitator. 3Antonio Rudiger has hit back at the abuse he has suffered onlineCredit: Getty Images - Getty But Rudiger has described those claims as 'nonsense' while opening up on the horrific social media abuse he has suffered. He told the club website: "I have been in the club into my fourth season and I have had four different coaches, with Tuchel now. And it was never talked about when Sarri left the club or when Conte left the club that players were involved or something like this. "My conscience is clear. I know who I am and I know I did not do all that nonsense that came out and for me in my...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER has been forced to deny he played a role in Frank Lampard's sacking. There were suggestions that the German international urged the board to consider hiring a new manager as results under Lampard deteriorated. 3Antonio Rudiger denied any rift with ex-boss Frank LampardCredit: Getty Images - Getty Rudiger, 27, was also reported to have fuelled tensions behind the scenes following a training ground bust-up with Cesar Azpilicueta. The central defender had every right to feel frustrated after Lampard initially froze him out of the first team. But the former boss handed him his opportunity after Christmas before being axed on January 25. Now Rudiger wants to iron out some rumours doing the rounds over his influence on the team. Speaking to the Athletic, he said: "There have been so many nonsense rumours around about me since last week. "I’ve never talked with...
    CESAR AZPILICUETA denied suggestions of training ground bust-ups with Antonio Rudiger. Instead the Chelsea captain insists he has 'no issues' with his fellow defender. 3Cesar Azpilicueta denied there were any problems between him and fellow Chelsea defender Antonio RudigerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Reports emerged earlier this week of the pair 'clashing on more than one occasion' at their Cobham base. According to The Telegraph, tensions had risen between players under Frank Lampard's leadership and it spilled into incidents as Azpilicueta tried to restore the peace. But the Spaniard was determined to set the record straight. He said: "With Toni, we didn't have an issue and we have been working together for a few years. "That news from outside, we're not sure so that's why Tammy [Abraham] and myself we both tweeted. "Everything is fine and I can say that didn't happen. We didn't have any issues and we don't have. We...
    TAMMY ABRAHAM has come to the defence of teammate Antonio Rudiger after the Chelsea star was criticised on social media in the wake of Frank Lampard’s sacking. The Telegraph claims Rudiger was one of the most vocal players in Chelsea’s Cobham training ground despite not featuring much under Lampard. 2Tammy Abraham has defended Antonio Rudiger after he was criticised in the wake of Frank Lampard's sackingCredit: Getty Images - Getty Hearing some mad stuff about @ToniRuediger on social media today. Compete nonsense. Toni is a big bro to all of us— Tammy Abraham (@tammyabraham) January 26, 2021 Rudiger was also named on social media alongside Jorginho, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Marcos Alonso as four senior exiled players not happy with Lampard’s team selection. It's also been claimed that Rudiger is the 'alpha male' in training, and some teammates feel his challenges can cross a line. That also led to reports of...
    MASON MOUNT has revealed Antonio Rudiger is Chelsea's 'hardest' player - and opened up receiving praise from Lionel Messi. The England star, 22, has lifted the lid on what goes on inside the Blues' dressing room in a recent interview with the UMM YouTube channel. 4Rudiger is the 'hardest' player in the Chelsea squad, according to MountCredit: Rex Features 4Mount has revealed a host of secrets from the Chelsea dressing room and opened up on getting praise from MessiCredit: AP:Associated Press Mount firstly claimed Jorginho is the biggest prankster in the Chelsea squad, with his trick of choice heating up his boots int he microwave and burning his team-mates with the hot metal studs. And Mount has also confirmed Rudiger is the ultimate tough guy at the club, beating young Scot Billy Gilmour to the title. Mount revealed all on the latest episode of Assumptions when asked if 'Billy Balboa'...
    PSG are being linked with Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger for a January swoop. Barcelona are also thought to be monitoring the Germany centre=back, 27, who has lost his Blues' place to 36-year-old ex-PSG skipper Thiago Silva. 3Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger is reportedly again on PSG's radar after making just one Premier League appearance this seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Brazil veteran and ex-PSG skipper Thiago Silva has kept Antonio Rudiger out of the first-choice Chelsea defence this season Credit: Alamy Live News Now Le Parisien suggest he tops the transfer wish-list for the French champions' boss Thomas Tuchel after they failed with a loan bid for him in September. Former Stuttgart and Roma star Rudiger has played just one Premier League game this season. And he was out of favour with Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard even before summer arrival Silva overcame injury problems. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest...
    BARCELONA are reportedly plotting moves for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Newcastle centre-back Fabian Schar. Barca boss Ronald Koeman is understood to be on the lookout for defensive reinforcements following his side's poor start to the season. 3Barcelona are reportedly keen on signing Antonio Rudiger, who has fallen down the pecking order at ChelseaCredit: Getty 3Barcelona are also said to be keen on signing Newcastle's Fabian ScharCredit: Rex According to The Athletic, the Dutchman has set his sights on bringing Manchester City ace Eric Garcia back to the Nou Camp. The Catalans' dire financial situation, however, is said to have prevented them from pursuing the 19-year-old. And it's reportedly prompted Koeman to instead look at snapping up Rudiger and Schar, who would be stop-gaps until the summer transfer window. Should Barca pursue a deal for Rudiger, they'll likely be successful in signing the former Roma man. Most read in FootballLIONS...
    CHELSEA star Antonio Rudiger has thanked those working on the front line by feeding 420 nurses across 13 hospitals. With nurses working tooth and nail to help those affected by the virus, Rudiger wanted to show his appreciation for all their hard work. 4Antonio Rudiger has provided pizzas for 13 hospitalsCredit: DFB 4Around 420 members of staff were gifted a free lunchCredit: DFB Using the run-up to Christmas to say thank you, he paid for pizzas to be delivered to 13 different locations across his native Germany. Rudiger, 27, selected cities and regions with high infection rates particularly in East Germany. He also supplied the Vivantes Clinic in Neukolln where he grew up. As reported by DFB, Rudiger said: "Of course I also heard in London through the news and through friends and family how the corona situation at home has clearly deteriorated again in recent...
    BARCELONA need to make some signings in January to save their season. Ronald Koeman's side - who lost 3-0 to Juventus on Tuesday - are ninth in the LaLiga table. 3Here's how Barcelona could look in January if they land their top targets Barcelona have only managed to rack up 14 points from ten games in the Spanish top-flight. But with the club in crisis, Koeman knows he needs to shop sensibly next month. Antonio Rudiger has been heavily linked with a move to the Nou Camp. The 27-year-old is one of two defenders that Chelsea plan to offload in January. It is understood that the Blues are prepared to send him out on loan with the option of a permanent £16 million switch next summer. Barcelona are interested, but they face competition from Juventus and AC Milan. Paulo Dybala from Juventus is another name...
    JUVENTUS and AC Milan have reportedly joined Barcelona in the race for Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger. Calciomercato claims the two Serie A giants are keen on taking Rudiger back to Italy. 2Juventus and AC Milan have joined the chase for Chelsea defender Antonio RudigerCredit: Getty Images - Getty And they believe Chelsea are open to loaning the German defender while also allowing the option of a permanent £16million switch next summer. Rudiger, 27, has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Thiago Silva. Kurt Zouma has also impressed after developing a partnership with the Brazilian. And Rudiger has been limited to just one Premier League appearance all season. The centre-back came close to leaving Chelsea in the last transfer window. And the Blues are apparently ready to give Rudiger minutes elsewhere to help him secure a place in Joachim Low’s starting XI for the Euros....
    Chelsea will allow Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori to leave the club on loan in January, according to reports. Rudiger and Tomori have struggled for game time this season, with Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma preferred at the heart of Frank Lampard's defence. 1Chelsea will listen to loan offers for Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori ESPN claims Chelsea will listen to loan offers for the pair as Lampard seeks to reduce the size of his squad. Both players were linked with moves elsewhere over the summer following the arrival of Silva from Paris Saint-Germain. Germany international Rudiger was hoping to secure guaranteed first-team football ahead of next summer's Euros and was the subject of enquiries from Tottenham and West Ham. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge Neither move materialised and Rudiger ended up staying despite a late offer from his former club...
    CHELSEA are reportedly willing to listen to offers for both Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori in January. The defenders have each featured in the Premier League just once this season with Frank Lampard preferring a centre-back pairing of Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma. 3Fikayo Tomori has struggled for game time this season under Frank LampardCredit: Rex Features 3German defender Rudiger has lost his place in the starting XI this seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty Former Roma star Rudiger has been linked with a shock move to Barcelona as an alternative to Manchester City's Eric Garcia. Meanwhile ex-Derby loanee Tomori is claimed to be an option for Newcastle as Steve Bruce weighs up bringing him to St James' Park on loan. And ESPN have stated that the pair will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge as Lampard looks to trim the centre-backs in his squad. It remains to be seen whether...
    CHELSEA could reportedly bank a tasty £67million by flogging five fringe players. The Express claims Frank Lampard remains eager to sign West Ham and England star Declan Rice, despite spending £226m on SEVEN new faces over the summer. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge 3Chelsea could raise £67m in January by selling the likes of Antonio RudigerCredit: Getty Images - Getty But with Rice reportedly valued at a whopping £80m by his club, Chelsea need to raise funds while also reducing their number of senior players. It’s said that Lampard is ready to allow January exits for centre-back Antonio Rudiger, left-back Emerson Palmieri, midfielder Danny Drinkwater and striker Olivier Giroud, as well as Napoli loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko. According to Transfermarkt, Germany international Rudiger could fetch £27m for the Blues this winter. That’s just £2m less than what they paid Roma when they...
    BARCELONA are reportedly eyeing a shock move for Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger in the January transfer window. Spanish outlet Sport claim the LaLiga giants are preparing to find a low-cost centre-back if Samuel Umtiti leaves the club. ⚠️ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge 2Barcelona are said to be interested in Chelsea defender Antonio RudigerCredit: Refer to Caption And the report adds that Rudiger has been included on Ronald Koeman's shortlist to add more competition for current options Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo. The German is said to be keen on a switch to Barcelona with Chelsea willing to listen to offers for the out of favour defender. Rudiger looked to be on the verge of leaving the club in the summer following interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham. The 27-year-old is yet to feature in the Premier League this season with...
    FRANK LAMPARD is ready to give Antonio Rudiger another chance following an alleged ‘heart-to-heart’ between the pair. The Chelsea boss left the German international out of six of the club’s opening seven matches of the campaign. 3Antonio Rudiger has held positive talks with Frank Lampard over his futureCredit: AFP Defender Rudiger, 27, looked to be heading for the exit door in January as his days appeared to be numbered at Stamford Bridge. Both Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain were keen on signing the ace on loan. However, the Daily Mail claims he and Blues boss Lampard have held talks in recent weeks. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news Now Rudiger ‘will be involved in first-team matters with more regularity’ from now on. There was no hint of a personal issue between Lampard and the ex-Stuttgart man. The centre-back joined Chelsea in 2017 from Roma and has...
    ANTONIO Rudiger is ready to fight for his place in the Chelsea team after being frozen out this season. The Germany defender is thought to have turned his back on European giants offering him the chance to quit Stamford Bridge, according to The Athletic. 3Antonio Rudiger has vowed to stay at Chelsea and fight for a starting place Credit: PA:Press Association Rudiger, 27, is yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea so far this term and is thought to have fallen down Lampard’s pecking order.  However the Blues centre-back this week revealed he 'didn’t want to pack it all in' at Stamford Bridge. That is despite national team coach Joachim Low revealing that the player had ‘tried everything to leave Chelsea’ before transfer deadline day.  CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news But Rudiger has now told The Athletic: “Naturally, I looked at a couple...
    GERMANY boss Joachim Low claims Antonio Rudiger ‘tried everything to leave Chelsea’ before deadline day. The centre-back, 27, fears for his place at next summer’s European Championship finals. 4Antonio Rudiger 'tried everything' to leave Chelsea after receiving four offers before deadline dayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Germany boss Joachim Low has backed Rudiger and reckons he will leave Chelsea in the next windowCredit: Getty Images - Getty But Low adds Rudiger will ‘try again [to leave] in winter’. The FA Cup and Europa League winner was sensationally axed by Frank Lampard at the start of the season. Thiago Silva’s arrival on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain saw Rudiger drop down to become Chelsea’s FIFTH-choice centre half. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news And Tottenham were keen on loaning him from their London rivals. However, a move to Jose Mourinho’s side collapsed with Rudiger fearing a...
    CHELSEA defender Antonio Rudiger is a shock transfer target for Tottenham, according to reports. The German, 27, has not featured for the Blues in any of their games so far this season despite turning out for his country in the Nations League. 3Tottenham are eyeing up a shock transfer for Antonio Rudiger from ChelseaCredit: Getty Images - Getty Rudiger - who claimed he was racially abused at White Hart Lane last season - was on the bench against Brighton on the opening weekend but has not made the matchday squad since. And according to Sky Sports, Spurs are ready to pounce. Rudiger is thought to be open to a loan move away from Stamford Bridge in an attempt to get game time with the European Championships taking place next summer. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news However, Chelsea are reluctant to allow a temporary switch...
    WEST HAM hope to get Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea in a loan deal. The Germany centre-half is worried about his role in Frank Lampard’s plans at Chelsea. 2West Ham are eyeing a shock loan move for Chelsea defender Antonio RudigerCredit: Getty Images - Getty And he may need a move ahead of the Euro 2020 finals next year. Hammers are keen to take Rudiger for the season and will pay good money to take him. They have already failed in similar enquiries for Rob Holding at Arsenal and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news Blues may prefer to sell Rudiger, 27, but if that plan fails then David Moyes’ Irons have a serious chance of success.  The Hammers are also making checks on French centre-half Mohamed Simakan, 20. Simakan is in the middle of a long contract at Strasbourg and they value...
    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are ready to offer Antonio Rudiger a Chelsea escape route on a season-long loan, according to reports. Boss Frank Lampard is open to letting the Germany international leave following Thiago Silva's arrival. 2PSG have launched a loan move to sign Antonio RudigerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Rudiger, 27, has been axed from the last two matchday squads and was an unused substitute in the opening day win over Brighton. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news According to the Daily Mail, Rudiger's availability has sparked interest from PSG who have approached Chelsea with a loan deal. It also includes the option to make it permanent at the end of the season. But Lampard wants to cash in during this transfer window and is willing to bide his time before making a final decision. Rudiger has entered the final two years...
    BARCELONA are reportedly eyeing Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger for a surprise transfer swoop. The defender is said to be unhappy at Stamford Bridge having failed to make an appearance in the early weeks of the season. 2Frank Lampard has cast doubt over Antonio Rudiger's futureCredit: Getty Images - Getty And, with Frank Lampard admitting the player could soon leave, reports have emerged of a possible destination. German publication Kicker and Spanish newspaper Sport both believe Barcelona have Rudiger in their sights. The centre-back, 27, is seen as an alternative to Manchester City starlet Eric Garcia, who wants to return to Spain. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news First on Barcelona's wish list is Garcia, 19, who is reportedly available for around £16million. But, with his contract up next summer, he could stay in Manchester and leave for free in June. That has prompted Barcelona to consider...
    Getty Barcelona are considering making a move to bring in Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a season-long loan. The Catalan giants are keen to strengthen their squad after selling Nelson Semedo to Wolverhampton Wanderers and now have funds available to dip into the transfer market. Rudiger has slipped down the pecking order at Chelsea which has attracted interest from Europe’s top clubs. The Germany international is now “is at the top of the wish list at FC Barcelona,” according to Kicker. The 27-year-old’s current deal at Stamford Bridge still has two years left to run, but Barcelona are seeking an “immediate loan” which would see the center-back move to the Camp Nou for the 2020-21 campaign. Follow the Heavy on Barcelona Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!Rudiger Set For Chelsea ExitRudiger certainly seems set for the Chelsea exit door after being left out of...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER is reportedly considering a move away from Chelsea before deadline day. Sky Sports claims the Germany international, 27, was left shocked after being axed from Frank Lampard’s squad for Sunday’s 2-0 home defeat to Liverpool. 2Antonio Rudiger is considering his Chelsea future ahead of deadline dayCredit: Getty Images - Getty Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma were preferred in the heart of defence. And youngster Fikayo Tomori was selected on the bench before impressing as a second-half sub. Chelsea now have five senior centre-backs at the club after signing Thiago Silva on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news There are also three prospects ready to break through from next season including Malang Sarr, Ethan Ampadu and Xavier Mbuyamba. Rudiger has entered the final two years of his Chelsea contract. And he is now believed to be weighing up his...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER has been axed completely from Chelsea's squad to face Liverpool today - deepening the speculation over his future. The Germany centre-back was demoted from even his bench role, despite the Blues' defence worries when winning their Premier League opener 3-1 at Brighton.  2After only being a sub at Brighton, Antonio Rudiger has not even made the bench for the home clash with LiverpoolCredit: Getty Images - Getty ☑ Chelsea team news! #CHELIV pic.twitter.com/eFsOYNmdi1— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 20, 2020 2Brazilian star Thiago Silva's availability has pushed Antonio Rudiger further down the pecking order at ChelseaCredit: Getty Images - Getty Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen resume their partnership from that clash last Monday - and boss Frank Lampard also has ex-PSG skipper Thiago Silva now available. Ex-Roma star Rudiger might now feel in limbo, having reportedly helped persuade international team-mates Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to join Chelsea over the summer. And with the October...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER admitted he has played his part in convincing Kai Havertz to join Chelsea. The 21-year-old is close to completing a move worth £90million from Bayer Leverkusen. 3Antonio Rudiger admitted he has played his part in convincing Kai Havertz to join ChelseaCredit: Getty - Pool 3Havertz is close to completing a move worth £90m from Bayer LeverkusenCredit: Getty Images - Getty And German team-mate Rudigier - who got Timo Werner over to Stamford Bridge - has done his best to talk Havertz into making the same switch. He said: "I made my contribution to Timo. I hope that it will happen with Kai too." Chelsea boss Frank Lampard signed Werner and Hakim Ziyech last season but has added Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell to his squad this window. Havertz has remained his No1 target throughout the summer, and Bild say the player completed a medical...
    LIVERPOOL are eyeing a shock transfer for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, according to reports. Frank Lampard is thought to be willing to listen to offers for the 30-cap German after a string of underwhelming performances this season. Getty Images - Getty 2 Antonio Rudiger is a shock summer transfer target for Liverpool, according to reports He endured a difficult afternoon in the FA Cup final against Arsenal and then dropped for the 4-1 defeat at Bayern Munich. But even so, according to Mundo Deportivo, Jurgen Klopp is prepared to make a swoop to land the 27-year-old. The Reds are keen to bring in another centre-back this summer after selling Dejan Lovren. Croatia international Lovren, 31, joined Zenit St Petersburg for a reported £10.9million. That leaves the Anfield boss with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip as his three senior central defenders. And it is...
    CHELSEA want to gazump Liverpool over their hunt for Brighton defender Ben White - and ditch Antonio Rudiger in the process. Leeds United have already had two bids turned down for the player who was a success on loan at Elland Road last term. 2Brighton defender Ben White is in the middle of a bidding war with Chelsea, Liverpool and Leeds all chasing himCredit: Getty Images - Getty Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa had converted him into a defensive midfielder but he is comfortable there or at centre-back. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wanted the 22-year-old as back-up to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip after losing Dejan Lovren this summer. But Blues boss Frank Lampard is desperate for defensive reinforcements and will go higher than the £20million Anfield bean-counters will pay in an auction. The Merseysiders have cut back...
    ANTONO RUDIGER believes Chelsea will greatly miss "calm and humble" Willian if the Brazil winger seals his Arsenal move. Germany defender Rudiger compared Willian to Blues' legend Eden Hazard, who left for Real Madrid last summer. 2Antonio Rudiger says Willian does his talking on the pitch and will be a big miss for ChelseaCredit: PA:Empics Sport The 70-cap star is poised to join Chelsea's FA Cup final conquerors on the three-year contract that Stamford Bridge chiefs declined to offer him. And Rudiger claims Willian, who will be 32 on Sunday, is one of the few players in the world who can "dictate a game". The Mail report the 27-year-old as saying: "Since day one of coming to Chelsea, he and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the...
    PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG stole the show as Arsenal ended the season with a piece of FA Cup silverware. The Gabon striker scored twice, including a sensational second, as the Gunners came from behind following Christian Pulisic's early opener. 5Pulisic fired Chelsea ahead before being forced to come off injuredCredit: Getty - Pool   But he may have had Chelsea's defence to thank with Frank Lampard's men struggling to deal with his blistering pace. It was a defensive performance that summed up the Blues' season with much work for Lampard to do in the summer. Here's how SunSport's Richard Forrester rated the Chelsea players. Willy Caballero 5 Couple of nervy moments in the first half including a dodgy kick that put his side under pressure. Had no chance with either of Aubameyang's strikes but had little else to do between the sticks. Cesar Azpilicueta 2...
    ANTONIO RUDIGER has joked about whether Kai Havertz has been linked with Chelsea, after the "agent" helped convince fellow compatriot Timo Werner to join the Blues. The Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid has been strongly linked with Frank Lampard's side in recent weeks - and sparked excitement when he liked Werner's Instagram post arriving in London. 3Rudiger has been made aware of his '#AgentRudiger' nicknameCredit: Reuters 3Kai Havertz, 21, has been strongly linked with a move to ChelseaCredit: Getty - Pool But international team-mate Antonio Rudiger has remained coy on the upcoming deal. With a grin, he said: "Has he [Havertz] been linked with us? "He is a great talent and he had a very good season. He is also very young and we will see what happens." Rudiger, 27, recently admitted to Chelsea TV that he had spoken to Werner prior to the striker signing from RB Leipzig, leading to...
    KAI HAVERTZ has been talking with Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner over his potential move to Chelsea. Frank Lampard is desperate to add the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder as his third summer signing. 4Kai Havertz has been sounding out advice over his potential move to ChelseaCredit: Rex Features Werner’s arrival from RB Leipzig is already confirmed along with fellow attacker Hakim Ziyech’s from Ajax. Now Football.London claims Germany international Havertz has been sold on the Chelsea manager’s vision after chats with the Blues pair and his fellow countrymen. Werner has already been training with the West London outfit in preparation for the upcoming campaign. 4Timo Werner has already arrived ans is training with ChelseaCredit: Getty Images 4Antonio Rudiger has also been selling Frank Lampard's vision to himCredit: Getty Images Havertz hopes to join him at the club and have a deal sealed by next week. Despite Leverkusen due to compete in...
    CHELSEA centre-back Antonio Rudiger reportedly faces an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge with the club yet to open contract negotiations with him. The 27-year-old - who joined the Blues from Roma in 2017 - still has two years left to run on his deal in West London. 1Antonio Rudiger has featured in 22 games in all competitions for Chelsea this seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty But the Daily Mail claim that the German international's future is unclear with Chelsea yet to offer the player a new deal. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news They state there is growing doubt over Rudiger's role in the side with Frank Lampard said to be focused on bolstering his backline. The former Stuttgart star has featured in just 18 Premier League games this season - his lowest tally since he joined the club. A groin injury he picked up in September...
    KAI HAVERTZ is keen to join his Germany teammates Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner at Chelsea, according to reports. The Bayer Leverkusen forward has been heavily linked with the Blues and the West Londoners will hope their two German stars can convince their international colleague to move Stamford Bridge. 3Kai Havertz is keen on joining his Germany teammates Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger at Chelsea 3The Blues have been heavily linked with the Bayer Leverkusen star and will hope their recent signing of RB Leipzig man Timo Werner will help seal the deal It emerged today the Blues are reportedly in advanced talks to sign the 21-year-old star after he told Leverkusen he wants to leave. Blues chiefs are said to have negotiated a five-year deal worth around £7.1million-a-year after holding talks with the player's agent. And the presence of his Germany teammates at Stamford Bridge is part of...
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