Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has claimed Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is a bit like former Chelsea striker Diego Costa and he’s hated by everyone except Chelsea fans.
Leboeuf admits he doesn’t want to see Rudiger leave Chelsea and hopes the German international extends his Chelsea contract.
Leboeuf told Ladbrokes: “I’m very fond of Rudiger; that guy amazed me because he wasn’t playing anymore and Tuchel believed in him and put him back where Zouma was when everything was good about him and the defence was working well.
“Tuchel put him in and Rudiger became another player.
“Two years ago when I saw him playing I said, ‘He cannot play for Chelsea’ and now look, he’s the main man, everyone hates him.”
Leboeuf added: “He’s a bit like Diego Costa when he was playing for Chelsea.
“He was hated by the rest of the world and that’s the same now for Rudiger because the guy is amazing in defence, he’s a nasty player but when he plays for your club you love it.
“He does well for Chelsea and he does well for Chelsea so I don’t want to see him leave when his contract expires this season.”