The Chelsea fans have been reacting to Antonio Conte’s press conference where he claimed that Antonio Rudiger had been left out of the squad for Southampton at the weekend for tactical reasons only and that the player had not said anything wrong. Gary Cahill was played instead of Rudiger as the Blues beat Southampton 3-2 at St Mary’s on Saturday.
Conte confirms Toni Rudiger didn't play at Southampton for tactical reasons, and that the player did not say anything wrong. He confirms that Emerson Palmieri will play against Burnley tomorrow. That is all from the boss here, there will be more on https://t.co/OFDrFXj77c soon.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 18, 2018
Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday was a huge result for the club. The Blues were 2-0 down with twenty minutes to go before Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard combined to provide the Stamford Bridge faithful with a huge comeback victory, giving them confidence as they prepare to face Burnley tomorrow and Southampton again in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.
Antonio Rudiger was left out of the squad completely on Saturday with many fans believing it was because of a row between the player and Conte after the club were left frustrated as they drew 1-1 with West Ham at home the week before. Conte’s now debunked this rumour and will be hoping he can put it behind him as he gears up for their final league game before facing Southampton again in the FA Cup. Sunday’s semi-final is huge for Chelsea, as the cup competition provides the club with their last chance of winning silverware before the end of the campaign.
You can read our resident Blues’ verdict on Conte’s comments here:
I will love it f Chelsea will start using and trusting our academy boys and stop using money to buy have we already have in the academy. The other teams are developing their academy and selling it back to us……
Chelsea use ur academy a little okay…..
— KPEDZROKU BLESS (@kpedzroku_bless) April 18, 2018
“I did not attack anyone..He’s my coach..And he’s a very, very good coach” – Rüdiger
— Gary (@RampantBlue) April 18, 2018
This would silence the sadist media and Conte haters.
— Yinka Omikunle (@yinka_omikunle) April 18, 2018
Hope @ToniRuediger will be available tomorrow
— Brendon Moyo (@moyo_brendon) April 18, 2018
And we’re supposed to believe him?
— King Yousef (@YousefTweetzz) 18 April 2018
Conte is a silent beast, last time we had this type of issue, the players involve never wear CFC shirt again but Atl Mad. Rudiger be careful ask Luiz he will tell u more
— Aliu Victor (@umoruvv29) April 18, 2018
The fallout with Diego Costa and selling Matic cost us the league. The replacements were never upto the mark and too much load on Hazard and Willian exhausted them
— Anirudh (@Ani_Offl) April 18, 2018
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