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Sport Antonio Rudiger left OUT of Chelsea squad for crucial title clash

18:35  20 september  2020
18:35  20 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Antonio Rudiger has been left out of Chelsea 's squad to face rivals Liverpool. Frank Lampard is looking to cut down his squad before the transfer deadline. The Blues boss has spent £200million this summer on new additions to his team. Rudiger is believed to have helped Timo Werner and Kai

ANTONIO RUDIGER was axed completely from Chelsea 's squad to face Liverpool on Sunday - deepening the speculation over his future. After only being a sub at Brighton, Antonio Rudiger has not even made the bench for the home clash with LiverpoolCredit: Getty Images - Getty.

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Antonio Rudiger has not been included in today’s squad to face Liverpool - throwing his Chelsea future into doubt.

The Germany international is fully fit but manager Frank Lampard has not included the central defender in his plans to face the Premier League champions.

Rudiger was an unused substitute in the victory over Brighton on Monday night.

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The decision throws into question Rudiger’s position in Lampard’s plans for the rest of the season.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists his decision to leave Antonio Rudiger out of his squad for the defeat to Liverpool was nothing to do with the Rudiger was an unused substitute in Chelsea ’s 3-1 win against Brighton last weekend and he was left out of Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to the Premier League

Antonio Rudiger was left out despite being fully fit, as revealed by MailOnline ahead of kick-off, placing a question mark over his future at the club. Frank Lampard insists he had no space for Antonio Rudiger in his Chelsea squad . The Blues boss dropped his defender for the crunch clash

And with the transfer deadline due to close on October 5, Rudiger could become the subject of interest from rival clubs.

Rudiger has two years left on his contract, but Chelsea - as of yet - have not tried to renegotiate an extension.

Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen played in the heart of Chelsea's defence at Brighton and Frank Lampard also now has Thiago Silva available to him.

Rudiger (left) was left out of the match day squad by Frank Lampard (right) despite being fit © Provided by Daily Mail Rudiger (left) was left out of the match day squad by Frank Lampard (right) despite being fit

Rudiger reportedly helped persuade Timo Werner to join the Blues as the Premier League side pulled off a major coup in the transfer market.

The RB Leipzig star agreed a deal to join the west London club in a £53million move, seeing off strong contenders Liverpool in landing the 24-year-old.

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Antonio Rudiger has not featured for Chelsea this season. Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is considering his future at the club. The Germany international, who has entered the final two years of his current contract, was left out of the matchday squad for Sunday's 2-0 Premier League defeat to

Therefore, Rudiger is open to leaving Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks in order to secure his place in the Germany squad for the upcoming European 3. Rudiger is about heading out . 4. Azpliceuta soon too, with the benching and playing out of position to accommodate James.

Rudiger and Werner have a strong friendship, having played in the youth set up for Germany as well as coming through together at Stuttgart.

Rudiger is also believed to have helped the Blues sign Kai Havertz who joined the Chelsea this summer from Bayer Leverkusen in a £89m move and made his debut in the west Londoners' 3-1 win over Brighton last Monday.

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