Thomas Tuchel issues fitness update on Antonio Rudiger ahead of West Ham clash

Thomas Tuchel issues fitness update on Antonio Rudiger ahead of West Ham game

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel revealed that defender Antonio Rudiger missed his home match with Arsenal due to injury, as the German defender touched the upcoming London derby match against West Ham.

Rudiger was nowhere to be seen when the Chelsea squad was announced, leading to speculation as to why he was missing. Midfielder Thiago Silva was also left out of the starting line-up, but was included among the substitutes.

Tuchel was quick to allay concerns about Rudiger, telling Sky Sports he picked up an injury during the 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

“It’s a little groin pain, a slight injury. I hope, and the doctors have told me it’s unfortunately too early, but it will be close to the West Ham game,” the Chelsea boss said.

Rudiger’s last matches in Chelsea?

The end of this season could be the last game of Rudiger’s career with Chelsea, as the centre-back’s contract ran out this summer and there was no progress in new negotiations.

Meanwhile, the uncertainty over Chelsea’s new owners following Roman Abramovich’s penalties means that no new contracts can be discussed while it remains unclear.

This German has been left in limbo, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and even Manchester United linked with adding him to their squads on a free transfer upon leaving Chelsea. It would be a sad end to the career of the German in West London, who has been one of the best defenders in the Premier League since Thomas Tuchel took charge.

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Premier League table

# a team deputy Dr s
1 Liverpool FC 32 61 76
2 Manchester 31 52 74
3 Chelsea Football Club 30 41 62
4 Tottenham Hotspur 32 18 57
5 Arsenal 31 8 54
6 Manchester United 33 4 54
7 West Ham United team 33 9 52
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 5 49
9 Leicester City 30 -4 40
10 Brighton and Hove Albion 32 -8 40
11 Brentford 33 -8 39
12 Southampton 32 -14 39
13 Crystal Palace 31 3 37
14 Newcastle United 32 -19 37
15th Aston Villa 31 -4 36
16 Leeds United 32 -30 33
17 Everton 30 -19 28
18 Burnley 31 -19 25
19 Watford 32 -32 22
20 Norwich City 32 -44 21
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Salah Mohammed Liverpool FC 22
son, hyung min Tottenham Hotspur 17
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 15th
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15th
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Tony, Evan Brentford 12
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester 11
Zaha, Wilfred Crystal Palace 11
Mason mountain Chelsea Football Club 10
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford 10
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester 10
Bucky, Timo Norwich City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester 10
Ravenha Leeds United 10
Vardy, Jimmy Leicester City 10
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United team 9
Fernandez, Bruno Manchester United 9
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal 9
Smith Roe, Emil Arsenal 9