Chelsea boss Frank Lampard urged to change summer plan to avoid transfer ‘mistake’

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard would be making a mistake if he lets Antonio Rudiger leave the club before the transfer window closes

Rudiger made 26 appearances for Chelsea under Lampard last season with injuries hampering his minutes on the pitch.

And so far this season, Rudiger has not played a minute of football for the Blues and hasn’t been included in the matchday squads for their three matches so far.

Speaking after Chelsea beat Barnsley 6-0 in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, Lampard hinted that a move for Rudiger was on the cards.

Antonio Rudiger could be on his way out of Chelsea this summer
(Image: GETTY)

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He said: “With the centre-halves I can’t have them all in the squad. I keep getting asked about the size of the squad.

“There might be movement, we know that, but nothing is concrete so don’t read too much into those selections at the minute.

“It will have to be things which are right for the club and individuals and me and in terms of what happens in the next couple of weeks.”

Chelsea have struggled defensively under Lampard but the signing of Brazilian Thiago Silva could add much-needed experience and quality to the backline.

Antonio Rudiger has been with Chelsea since 2017
(Image: 2020 Pool)

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