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|Posté le: Mar 17 Avr 2018 - 07:57 Sujet du message: Chelsea star breaks his silence at being dropped by Antonio
|sbo666 Latest Chelsea news includes comments from Antonio Rudiger about being dropped against Southampton. Antonio Rudiger has said that he's in the dark as to why he was dropped by Antonio Conte for Chelsea's win against Southampton at the weekend.
The German international was a surprise omission from matchday squad at St Mary's as his place in the back three was taken by Andreas Christensen.Upon learning of the team news, a number of Blues supporters took to social media and pointed out exactly why the 25-year-old was missing.
Following the 1-1 draw with West Ham earlier in the month, Rudiger was seemingly critical of Conte's tactics in the game after the Hammers pegged back the hosts thanks to Javier Hernandez's late goal to earn a point at Stamford Bridge which dented the hosts' chances of claiming a top four finish in the Premier League.
"I think in the second half we can finish the game. But like the last few months we didn't and we concede," he said."For me, it’s not easy to explain. I don’t understand why after 1-0 we always drop and let the opponent get more ball possession." sbo666
Conte explained after the win over the Saints that the decision to leave out Rudiger was tactical and now the defender himself has addressed his absence."I have no idea," he told German TV show Das Aktuelle sportstudio. "I was fully fit."
It remains to be seen if Rudiger is recalled for Thursday night's league clash away at Burnley or the FA Cup semi-final against the Saints at Wembley three days later.
Having trailed 2-0 thanks to goals from Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek it seemed Conte's decision to tinker with his back three was going to backfire against a side fighting against relegation.
However, substitute Olivier Giroud inspired the visitors to victory by netting twice either side of an Eden Hazard strike to leave the west London outfit seven points behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur. sbo666