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.
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…
Does Conte not communicate these decisions to his players before dropping them?
— /r/ChelseaFC (@redditchelseafc) April 16, 2018
The less he talks the better
— Kiplangat Mursi (@Isrum_K) April 16, 2018
I don't know but these bunch of players we have now talk too much…Their level of maturity is just too low
— @s~a (@SuakAmid) April 16, 2018
People need to see how rude this man Conte is, he did same to Luiz and now Rudiger.
— Soler (@Solerfredo) April 16, 2018
Getting rather sick of Conte now 🙁
— Macro Student (@SophMacro) April 16, 2018
— Robin Belletti Gray (@whitehairrobin) April 16, 2018