CHELSEA fans are hoping Antonio Rudiger will be made captain after his incredible comments on the state of the club recently.
The Blues have endured a roller-coaster few weeks, with Maurizio Sarri’s job on the line.
AFP Fans have fallen in love with Antonio Rudiger after his recent strong comments
The bizarre Kepa Arrizabalaga incident in the Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City only worsened the situation around Stamford Bridge.
And then there’s been criticism of Sarri’s selections,including playing Jorginho over N’Golo Kante in a holding midfield role.
But Rudiger, 26, has been strong in his comments on all things Chelsea – and fans are absolutely loving it,
On Sarri, the German defender said: “I think everyone has adapted to new things — also the coach. Everyone needs to adapt.
PA:Empics Sport Rudiger was firm but fair in his comments surrounding the Kepa row
“Have we found a good balance of how to play? Definitely. In life, you need to adapt to things. This league is different to Italy, you have to adjust a bit.
“It is good to know we have things in our own hands. We started with the win against Tottenham and now we have beaten Fulham. We want to continue like this.
“It’s not important to speak about other clubs. We need to look at own house and get our own things solved.”
On Kepa, Rudiger added: “Of course what happened [in the Carabao Cup final] was sad. He made a mistake, he said ‘sorry’ and this thing is now in the past.
Kepa Arrizabalaga makes top save from Mitrovic for Chelsea at Fulham
Maurizio Sarri announced the feud with Kepa Arrizabalaga is over but will not confirm whether he will regain his place in the starting XI
“That’s good, especially with performances like [Fulham] it’s very good. He gained the trust back.
“He definitely showed his quality. The goal we conceded, he couldn’t do anything about that, but in the rest of the game he saved us. That’s why we have him.”
On Jorginho: “The thing about him is that people need to give him a bit of time.
“He also came from a different competition, he is probably not used to this hard game. You also need to adapt.”
After the incredible leader-worthy comments, fans have flocked in droves to share their love for Rudiger.
PA:Press Association Chelsea fans are viewing Rudiger as a future club captain
One supporter wrote, “Damn I love him more and more”, while another added, “Holy s*** I can’t stop loving this man.”
A third said: “He definitely has captain material. It’s just that he’s only been here for a couple seasons, and just also became an important piece so it takes time to replace Azpilicueta.”
One even claimed: “Rudiger is pure Chelsea. I hope he never leaves our club.”
Azpilicueta was slammed after his passive approach to the Kepa situation during the Carabao Cup final – with some supporters demanding he be stripped of the captaincy.
Rudiger has arguably been Chelsea’s best player this season – and comments like this will ensure he remains a firm fan-favourite for years to come.
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