What Tuchel said about defensive system when Antonio Rudiger leaves Chelsea

What Tuchel said about the defensive system When Antonio Rudiger leaves Chelsea

Carefree Chelsea’s Daniel Childs and Jai Mcintosh discuss Antonio Rudiger’s contract issue following Chelsea’s 3-0 win away from home against Leicester City.


Antonio Rudiger headed in the first goal in a 3-0 win against Leicester City, reigniting talks about his future with Chelsea. The German internationals contract ends at the close of the season, meaning that he’ll be free to talk to other clubs in January.

Carefree Chelsea’s presenter and writer Daniel Child’s (DC) spoke with social producer Jai Mcintosh (JM) on Sunday afternoon’s Match Reaction show about the contract debacle that is currently ongoing…

DC: “I guess today (game against Leicester City) strengthens that argument over that debate and why there are questions of him getting that new contract. There’s another side of the argument and we’ve discussed that before.


“Of why Chelsea could be reticent to simply throw Rudiger all of that cash. After the Leicester game, you might wonder why there is so much discussion. Under Thomas Tuchel, he’s been a crucial cog in the machine.

“Record Rudiger’s goal against Leicester in 2020 and watch it again.” It was a similar objective. It hasn’t been settled in two years because of Leicester’s set-piece issues, which I don’t understand.

“He’s functioning at such a high level that he actually has all the negotiating power.” Chelsea does not have the resources to assess if Rudiger’s current form is indicative of how he will perform at the conclusion of his career.

With his return to Germany, the obvious one. They’ll be after him, and he’ll have the benefit of a well-informed defense.

“If not the best, he’s certainly one of the best defenders in the world right now.” Rudiger also has a personality that Chelsea doesn’t have everywhere else. For whatever reason, he’s attempting to bite Reece James’ head off.

“I’m not sure why.” Every Chelsea team, in my opinion, needs a little bit of Diego [Costa]. In this Chelsea team, he and Thiago Silva are both outstanding leaders. They’re encouraging the team to keep going. If you only look at Rudiger’s play on the field, he’s a force to be reckoned with.


“He’s always on his teammates, whether it’s a Ben Chilwell or continually, he’s one of the team’s most vocal players.” Obviously, this is critical in terms of leadership, and the tangibles can be overlooked in today’s game.

“As I have stated, he is currently at the pinnacle of his abilities. In terms of accolades, he, like many Chelsea players, is at the top of the iceberg.

“If Chelsea wants to preserve that back three systems, I would keep Rudiger.” I would offer him the deal if Chelsea is committed to playing a back three system, which is what we are doing.

“I believe he does admirably in this system; it extracts the most from him.” Obviously, Ben Chilwell will be a long-term Chelsea player, and he and his teammate have fantastic chemistry.

“If not, that’s when my skepticism kicks in. We’re all familiar with Chelsea. They’ll offer him a new contract, and then a new manager will be assigned to him. Who is most likely to play a new system?

“That won’t work for Rudiger any longer.” From that standpoint, you must comprehend the club’s viewpoint. Also, where Chelsea may strengthen that region by entering the market.

“Bringing in younger players like Jules Kounde or giving Trevoh Chalobah a new deal.” Andreas Christensen, without a doubt. So I don’t believe it’s a binary issue. There’s no disputing that Rudiger is fantastic right now.”

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