- Chelsea fans turn on Antonio Rudiger after poor performance vs. Arsenal.
- Rudiger scored an own-goal and provided the assist for the Gunners’ winner.
- READ MORE: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea player ratings: Rudiger flops as the Gunners prevail.
Chelsea fans turned on one player in particular after their Carabao Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Arsenal – Antonio Rudiger.
As per the BBC, the Premier League champions parted with £29M to land Rudiger in the summer. When you consider that Andreas Christensen has returned from his two-year loan at Borussia Monchengladbach a far more well-polished and accomplished defender, you can be forgiven for wanting more from Rudiger.
The German international has looked shaky at times this term, despite keeping seven clean sheets in a row prior to tonight’s game. There was very little he could have done about the Gunners’ first goal, with the ball cannoning off his head and finding the back of the net, nor the assist he provided for the second.
However, he was continually being caught out of position and ultimately it provided with Arsenal several opportunities to have a go at goal. Chelsea fans didn’t take well to the performance, either.
Here’s how some of the Blues faithful, and rival fans, took the Twitter to tear Ruidger to shreds.
£200 mill on Rudiger, Bakayoko, Zappacosta, Drinkwater and Morata. Two. Hundred. Million.
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) 24 January 2018
You begin to understand why Rudiger was unveiled at the back of a shop.
To hide the sheer embarrassment of a player
— kenna (@kennagq) 24 January 2018
Rüdiger goal and assist, in the wrong goal. What a nightmare.
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) 24 January 2018
— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) 24 January 2018
ANTONIO RUDIGER! MAN OF THE MATCH!!
1 GOAL! 1 ASSIST!
WHAT A MAN!!
— Omoniyi Israel (@omoissy) 24 January 2018
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) 24 January 2018
Rudiger has proper stepped up with the goals and assists to fill the Sanchez void at Arsenal
— Huw (@HuwgoBoss) 24 January 2018
Antonio Rudiger in 2014:
“I have been following Arsenal since the days of Henry and Bergkamp. I watch videos of Arsenal all the time on YouTube and I often wear the current Alexis Sanchez shirt.
“My heart beats for Arsenal.”
— – (@AnfieldRd96) 24 January 2018
Rudiger my fave Chelsea player pic.twitter.com/K999SVKudJ
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) 24 January 2018
Knew I was right about Rudiger. Always the cheaper option. If there’s a brain fart available, Chelsea will jump to sign him.
— CarefreeDaily (@CarefreeDailyFC) 24 January 2018
Rudiger justifying his £30 million price tag in a big game. With a goal and an assist.
— CF (@ClinicalFirmino) 24 January 2018
Turns out the only mistake in the Rudiger unveil was actually letting him out of the stockroom.
— NOT NICE (@Mxncz) 24 January 2018