‘They didn’t deserve to play for this club’: Chelsea fans tune in to ‘rat’ Antonio Rudiger on social media after reports of causing problems with ‘fights’ that preceded Frank Lampard’s dismissal
- Part of the Chelsea fan base seems to have turned on Antonio Rüdiger
- Defense attorney reportedly “caused problems” prior to Frank Lampard’s release
- Rüdiger had made the fifth choice under Lampard and wanted to leave
- As a result, fans left hateful comments on Rüdiger’s social media pages
Part of the Chelsea fan base appears to have turned against defender Antonio Rudiger after reports that the awkward defender was actively causing “trouble” ahead of Frank Lampard’s sacking.
The club legend was relieved of his leadership duties in a bitter farewell on Monday, which appears to have led to a violent gap between fans.
Before Lampard received his marching orders, there were reports that Rudiger was a major source of disturbance in the Chelsea ranks, “causing problems” and allegedly “clashing” with club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
After Frank Lampard’s dismissal, Antonio Rüdiger is now faced with the backlash of Chelsea fans
Rüdiger had fallen drastically into the pecking order under Lampard and was essentially the fourth choice center-back. Many people expected his departure from Stamford Bridge in the summer window.
Lampard left him out of the matchday squads entirely on several occasions, preferring instead to match Thiago Silva with Kurt Zouma.
That now seems to have broken the team’s morale, and Rüdiger is said to have collided with captain Cesar Azpilicueta more than once on the training grounds.
Azpilicueta as captain “tried to ease the tension between players with academy stars” is also said to have been annoyed about her treatment under allegations of favoritism under the now deceased Lampard.
Lampard showed a willingness to put trust in academics during his reign and faced allegations of favoritism on social media. The Telegraph Report claims those that have been expanded to include the first-team squad with so much fighting for places.
However, Lampard was unable to downsize his bloated roster and kept Rudiger, Jorginho and Marcos Alonso on despite it being clear that neither player was in his long-term plans.