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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has offered words of advice to Chelsea duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz after struggling to impress at Chelsea so far since their big money summer transfers.
“Our relationship is good. I’ve known the guys for a long time, especially Timo. I already played with him in Stuttgart. But I already know Kai from the national team,” the Chelsea defender told Sky Sport Germany.
“They are very talented guys, maybe in a little slump right now, but if you saw Timo’s performance against Sheffield United, then he was very important to us.
“He makes a lot of runs and I think the goals will come.
“That applies to both of them. This is their first experience abroad, they have only been in Germany so far, have only ever been in a safe environment, as I would call it.
“This is new territory for them and my job is to help them. I encourage them and I am just there for them.
“But at the end of the day they have to do their own work on the field.’
Rudiger added: “It was a little easier for me as England wasn’t my first experience abroad.
“My time in Italy helped me. It was maybe different from my game. Everything in England was faster and physically even harder than in Italy and Germany in my opinion.
“You have to adapt to that but that happened relatively quickly.”