Antonio Rudiger made 72 appearances for Roma before joining Chelsea in July and the 24-year-old defender has revealed he is keen to return to his former club Roma and play in front of their fans at the Stadio Olimpico.
Chelsea will travel to play Roma on Tuesday in a Champions League Group C tie.
“I spoke to my parents (after the draw) and I already knew and my parents even told me that you will get Roma,” Rudiger said.
“I was happy and I am happy to go to Rome, to go there and play against my old team because I have a big respect. I had two wonderful years there with ups and downs, with injuries.
“They were standing always behind me, the players, the team, the board and the fans.”