RUDIGER TALKS ABOUT HIS COMPETITION WITH CAHILL, AZPILICUETA, LUIZ AND CHRISTENSEN

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The battle for places in Chelsea’s defensive setup is extremely fierce, and Antonio Conte has up to five central defenders to choose for his 3-man backline.

Antonio Rudiger returned to the starting lineup against Swansea and has spoken about the benefit of competing with Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Andreas Christensen and David Luiz.

“We have some momentum and that is why we also have to rotate and everyone needs to get in their best form. We have to keep going and winning,” said Rudiger.

“Football is about competition and I know we have good players like Christensen, Cahill, Azpilicueta and David Luiz, and it is important if I get the chance to try to help the team like this.

“I am very happy because my aim is always to help the team and if I get a goal like this it is always very good.”

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