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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger played his first 90 minutes of football this season in Chelsea’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Lille on Tuesday night.
Rudiger had previously played just 45 minutes of football this season, the first half of the 5-2 victory over Wolves, due to problems with injury.
Rudiger sent a message to Chelsea fans after his first 90 minutes of football this season.
Rudiger said: “Chelsea Fam 💙 So good to be back on the pitch with the lads and to qualify for #UCL last 16 💪🏾”
Rudiger was a towering presence in the team, reading the game with ease and immediately up to speed in what is only his second appearance of the season.
Kurt Zouma looked increasingly assured having Rudiger beside him.