Chelsea have struggled with a number of injuries to their key players this season with some more severe than others.
One player who has seemed to catch the injury bug is Antonio Rudiger. A lot like the situation with N’Golo Kante, just when Blues fans thought Rudiger was back and ready to play again, we hear of ‘further complications’ and his time on the sidelines extended.
Frank Lampard told the Chelsea website yesterday that ‘Rudi’s got some problems so he might be [out for] a bit longer.’ But he also revealed that Rudiger’s defensive counterpart Andreas Christensen ‘is nearly fit’ again. Both players though have their work cut out if they want to break back into Lampard�s starting eleven, due to the great performances recently from Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori.
However, Lampard has given them both some encouragement by admitting that he needs four good centre backs in his squad for good competition. Ho told the Chelsea website:
“I’m very pleased with how they’re both [Tomori and Zouma] playing, I think they looked very composed against Watford and didn’t look bothered at all throughout the whole game.
“It’s nice they’ve been able to form a little bit of a partnership, but we need all four so when the others come back it’ll be even better for the competition.”