Defending champions Germany were knocked out of the group stage of the World Cup after losing their last group game to South Korea 2-0.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is part of the German squad that was knocked out, and for Blues legend Pat Nevin, this presents good news as Rudiger can have two weeks to rest ahead of the new season.
Pat Nevin wrote on his column for the official Chelsea website: “Germany have shocked everyone by being a bit rubbish and in retrospect they probably deserved nothing more than they got.
“I am still shocked by the naivete of a side who four years ago sat on top of the world. Joachim Loew’s side made precisely the same mistakes in their third game as they did in their initial outing against Mexico.
“At this level, if people can see you have ‘no legs’ in the midfield they will destroy you and that is exactly what happened to them. Even well-hidden weaknesses will be discovered but theirs were anything but well-hidden, they were about as subtle as a Neymar haircut.
“On the positive side for us Chelsea followers, at least Antonio Rudiger gets two weeks more rest than he otherwise would have, but the party will have to roll on without one of its most prestigious guests.”