Cesar Azpilicueta and Tammy Abraham hit back at Antonio Rudiger rumors
Chelsea star Tammy Abraham has leaped to the defense of Antonio Rudiger on Twitter to shut down any
rumors of the German causing rifts in the Blues camp.
Several issues have been brought to light following the sacking of Frank Lampard on Monday.
It was claimed by The Athletic that those on the fringes of Lampard’s squad were unhappy at the club’s
situation and their lack of game time.
Rudiger was one of those on the periphery, having slipped down the pecking order under Lampard and
starting just four Premier League games all season.
It’s also understood that some of Chelsea’s younger members of the squad had also complained about
the treatment they had received from disgruntled senior players.
In the wake of Lampard’s exit, Chelsea fans directed their anger towards Rudiger on social media,
while the hashtag ‘RudigerOut’ had trended on Twitter. But Tammy Abraham has hit back at the
accusations direct towards
his Chelsea teammate as he posted on Twitter on Tuesday evening: ‘Hearing some mad stuff about
@ToniRuediger on social media today. Compete nonsense. Toni is a big bro to all of us.’
Azpilicueta then followed up Abraham’s message of support with a picture of himself celebrating
alongside Rudiger. The 27-year-old had been one of the senior players who had been frozen out by
Lampard this season. The center-back, who has started just four games in the Premier League this season,
had the opportunity to leave
Stamford Bridge last summer but wanted to stay and fight for his place.