Chelsea fans discuss performance of Antonio Rudiger
Chelsea thrashed Malmo 4-0 at Stamford Bridge to get back on track after losing to Juventus last time out.
Goals from Andreas Christensen, Kai Havertz and a brace by Jorginho ensured a comfortable three points for Thomas Tuchel’s team.
The Blues were never really out of first gear and this proved a pretty straightforward three points.
Despite some tremendous attacking football, it was Antonio Rudiger who caught the eye with a strong performance at the back.
The German defender is out of contract in the summer and on this showing, Chelsea must get him tied to a new deal.
Rudiger was commanding throughout and gave the Malmo attackers no mercy throughout the contest.
The 28-year-old has been in fine form since Tuchel came to the club. He was a mainstay as the Blues won the Champions League last season and is now a first-team regular.
Since joining the club from Roma he has made 159 appearances for Chelsea, scoring eight goals and claiming three assists.
He could move on in the summer though. Rudiger is out of contract and on a free transfer, he’ll be attracting interest from across Europe.
What have Chelsea fans said about Rudiger?
It’s fair to say that he’s a popular figure among the fan base. He was impressive against Malmo and it seems as though fans desperately want him to stay.
Tuchel has some decisions to make ahead of next summer. One of the biggest looks like the doubts surrounding the future of Rudiger.
The £100,000-a-week Rudiger was a standout against Malmo and after the game, Chelsea fans took to Twitter to rave about his stunning performance.