Chelsea fans predicting a big 2018/19 campaign for Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger shone in his side’s 1-0 FA Cup final win against Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday, and Blues fans are already excited to see the centre-back in action – potentially under Maurizio Sarri – next season.

The 26-year-old, who earns £90,000-a-week according to TotalSportek, has sometimes struggled for form for the west London outfit in the Premier League and the Champions League this term, but it certainly wasn’t the case against Jose Mourinho’s men in the capital as he dominated against the Red Devils frontline.

Meanwhile, despite the trophy win Antonio Conte’s future as manager of the club is in doubt following a dreadful top flight campaign, with Napoli boss Sarri considered to be one of the frontrunners to replace his fellow Italian if he does go.

Chelsea supporters, who have urged their club on Twitter to sign a 22-year-old Manchester United star following their triumph on Saturday, have been quick to have their say on what the future holds for Rudiger via social media, and while one said “he will be good under Sarri”, another said “just imagine Rudiger under Sarri”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…