Antonio Rudiger’s stay at Chelsea appears to be coming to an end: Chelsea news: Antonio Rudiger has given an interview reflecting on recent comments he made about how the build up to his departure from Stamford Bridge had been a bit of a nightmare. He bemoaned how Manchester United, not Everton put in a joint bid for him before he reached the end of his contract.
As Chelsea manager, Graham Potter has had a difficult time taking steps leading up to success. Two weeks in, he still hasn’t actually overseen any meaningful action.
On October 1, the team barely has time to prepare for their next league game away at Crystal Palace before they have to fly back to London. There are nearly three weeks left in the month since they last played against West Ham.
The loan spell has allowed Potter to get to know his players and have a good understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of members of the team ahead of the start of the Premier League season.
Under CEO Frank Lampard, Chelsea have lost three games in their first four and currently languish as low as seventh in the table. To make matters worse, there are only five weeks to go before they need to start matching the Premier League’s next set of broadcast deals to avoid a dramatic drop in income over a particularly lucrative period.
With a snapshot of some of the main talking points from Chelsea’s match on September 22, Mirror Football has prepared this article.
Antonio Rudiger has opened up on his frustration at Chelsea and why he swapped the club for a new one — Real Madrid.
The central defender finished out his contract with the Blues before penning a 4-year deal in the summer at the Santiago Bernabeu. There, former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted as early as April that Rudiger was calling time on his West London stay.
It was a coincidence the final Champions League game Rudiger played for Chelsea came against his future current club Real Madrid, and he ended up playing a big role in the Champions League qualifier victory.
The only two options for him were staying at Chelsea or moving to Real Madrid. At 29, Germany was not a serious option. In April, his options became especially clear. His brother had given him a false sense of security before he came to the realization that his options were final.
Chelsea admitted to feeling unsure about the future of his career after the early Champions League loss to Real Madrid. His words motivated him because he knew how important it is to fight in order to get back up.
Chelsea might recall Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan at Bayer Leverkusen, giving him the opportunity to reintegrate into their first team plans.
The winger joined the club on a temporary deal, though there was an optional recall clause in the contract.
In recent days, Bild have reported that according to their sources, Antonio Conte is keen on bringing Hudson-Odoi back to the Bridge, as he was impressed with the young attacker during the summer. They also speculate that whether Hudson-Odoi would want to return to Chelsea is another matter, as he shared his grievances over how things went during his stint under Thomas Tuchel last season.
Chelsea have put a commercial director on leave after he was accused of sending “inappropriate messages” to a female football agent, the Telegraph reports. The male soccer executive and Chelsea hired Willoughby to oversee business affairs in London.
Chelsea F.C. has recently released a statement about the inappropriate messages sent by Mr Willoughby prior to his appointment at Chelsea FC earlier this month, highlighting that more evidence was provided to and investigated by the club.
The Club’s new ownership values a corporate culture where employees are treated with respect and autonomy, so sending the emails before his employment is in direct conflict.
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