September 26, 2021

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Rudiger unhappy with lack of playing time at Chelsea

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Chelsea outcast Antonio Rudiger has admitted that he is unhappy with his lack of game time in the English capital.

The former Roma man has fallen out of favour with Frank Lampard this season, with Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva forming an effective centre-back partnership at Stamford Bridge.

Rudiger has only turned out five times in all competitions for Chelsea this season – including a solitary Premier League appearance – but the Germany international has insisted that he will fight to regain his place in Lampard’s team.

Speaking to ZDF, Rudiger said: “I can’t be satisfied with my situation, but the fight has been accepted. What will happen in January is a long way off. I’m complete relaxed.”

Rudiger is tied to the Blues until the end of the 2021-22 campaign, and the 27-year-old has made 120 appearances for Chelsea since his arrival in 2017.

The German’s fellow centre-back Fikayo Tomori has also been frozen out of the Chelsea team in recent weeks, with the Englishman being linked with a move to Ligue 1 outfit Nice.

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