Chelsea fans react to Rudiger’s comments after being dropped

German international defender Antonio Rudiger commented on Chelsea’s cautious tactics in the 1-1 draw with West Ham and was not included in the Blues team for the visit to Southampton on Saturday.

When he was asked whether he thought those two facts were connected, the man valued at £36m by Transfermarkt said he probably was.

The former Roma man was surprised by his omission and was keen to clarify that he wasn’t attacking Conte or his ideas with what he said in the aftermath of the game against the Irons.

Under-fire Conte is already under huge pressure as he prepares his side for a trip to Wembley to face Southampton again on Sunday and he shared some of the ire from the club’s fans with Rudiger.

The Blues also have a game against Burnley before their FA Cup semi-final clash and we’ve taken a closer look at some of the reaction from the supporters…