Sport Rudiger calls Kepa 'my brother' as Chelsea stars make up after scrap
Antonio Rudiger is at the centre of a storm ahead of Porto clash
Antonio Rudiger heads into the biggest game of Chelsea's season positioned front and centre of the storm. You get the impression that he wouldn't have it any other way.You get the impression that he wouldn't have it any other way.
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea squad are one big happy family again, as Kepa Arrizabalaga and Antonio Rudiger have put their training ground bust-up behind them.
The Blues' Cobham training ground was a tense place to be the morning after a 5-2 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge last weekend, and it kicked-off between the two stars.
The German went in for a late tackle on the Spaniard and there was pushing and arguing between the pair, before the defender was sent back to the dressing room early by Tuchel.
Wednesday night's 2-0 victory over Porto in the Champions League has certainly lifted the mood, and the pair have now left their spat behind.
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The physical confrontation between the pair at Cobham came on Easter Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Blues were dismantled 5-2 by Sam Allardyce's West Bromwich Albion.The physical confrontation between the pair at Cobham came on Easter Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Blues were dismantled 5-2 by Sam Allardyce's relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion side.
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Rudiger posted a shot of the two players arm-in-arm from last season on his Instagram, writing ‘Mi Hermano (my brother)' along with a heart emoji.
The keeper responded with three blue heart emoji's, letting their fans know that all is well within the Blues camp again.
Both players were unused substitutes during the Premier League defeat against relegation-threatened Baggies but Tuchel brought Rudiger back into the side on Wednesday, and the centre back helped his side to a valuable clean sheet.
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The Blues are preparing for their quarter-final second leg against Porto after taking a 2-0 lead in the tie away from home last week. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell scored for Tuchel's side.The Blues are preparing for their quarter-final second leg against Porto after taking a 2-0 lead in the tie away leg last week. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell scored the key goals for Tuchel's side.
West Brom handed Tuchel his first defeat since replacing Frank Lampard, and Chelsea will hope the shock result will jolt them back to their free-flowing best in search of Champions League football.
The Blues lie fifth, a point behind London rivals West Ham, with Spurs and Liverpool hot on their tail two points back.
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