Antonio Rudiger ‘itching’ to get back, but faces the brick wall of Zouma and Tomori first

If you are a believer of the expression that everything happens for a reason, then you may look at the rise of Fikayo Tomori at Chelsea.

He started the season as fourth choice centre back at Chelsea, but is now one of Frank Lampard’s first choices.

His talent is unquestionable and his performances have been great. But would he be exactly where he is in this Chelsea team now if it wasn’t for the departure of David Luiz, and long term injury to Antonio Rudiger? Perhaps, maybe, unlikely – nobody knows.

But what is clear is that he has grasped his opportunities with both hands, and now Rudiger faces a struggle to push him or his centre back partner Kurt Zouma out of the regular starting line up, due to both playing so well.

Rudiger has been speaking about his desire to get back playing for club and country, saying he is ‘itching’ to get back, as reported by

Zouma and Tomori have built up a solid partnership after a bit of a shaky start to the season, but they are the core of a Chelsea team that have won the last 7 matches in a row. It’ll be tough for Rudiger to break back in.


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