Rudiger gives update on his discussion with Frank Lampard

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Antonio Rudiger was set for a summer exit from Chelsea during the summer transfer window, after falling down the pecking order in Frank Lampard’s defence line.

The German international was not included in Chelsea’s opening nine games of the season, with German boss Joachim Low urging him to find his way out of Chelsea in January.

Rudiger now seems to be back in Frank Lampard’s plans and has featured against Krasnodar, Rennes and Newcastle.

The 27-year-old was chosen to start in place of Thiago Silva for last weekend’s game against Newcastle, and he impressed in defence.

Rudiger has now revealed that he is set to remain at the club after positive talks with the Blues boss.

“I’m satisfied with how the situation has developed in the past weeks,” Rudiger told German outlet SID following Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at St James’ Park.

“Now I see myself as a permanent part of the team.

“I had a tough time, so I also checked other transfer options but I received positive signals from the coaching team.”

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