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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been warned Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger isn’t good enough to play for Chelsea.
This is according to former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who is surprised Fikayo Tomori is leaving Chelsea while Rudiger remains.
“I’m very surprised Rudiger is back in the side because I don’t think he’s that great a defender,” former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer told Stadium Astro.
“I don’t think he’s good enough to play for Chelsea. I think he has had enough opportunities. Yes, last season or the season before he had a lot of injury issues, but I think Kurt Zouma next to Silva is the best combination.
“They showed a couple of weeks ago how good they are together. They are going to have a dip in form sometimes but I’d look to keep it simple, play a way into form.
“[Andreas] Christensen, I think, is a good player to have there or thereabouts if you need him. Tomori as well, I would play him ahead of Rudiger. I’m surprised that Tomori is out of the side altogether.
“If he does go there on loan, there is the potential for a buyout clause,” Schwarzer added about AC Milan-bound Tomori.
“AC Milan will sign him with that option. He’s a good young player. He’s going to make mistakes but he’s still learning and has the potential to be a really good centre-half.”
Rudiger has started 4 out of the last 5 games across all competitions for the Blues.