Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger struggled throughout the game as the Blues lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup final at the fan-free Wembley Stadium.
The German could not deal with either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe during the match and fans on Twitter were not shy in speaking their mind about the defender’s performance:
Rudiger is costing us big time
— Atikul (@Atikulcfc) August 1, 2020
Rudiger lacks composure
— Naz (@M__Nazeer) August 1, 2020
Never play rudiger again !!
— Psycho President (@AladeFavour) August 1, 2020
Rudiger needs to be sold
— Drakeboy Athomdrake (@DrakeboyAthomd1) August 1, 2020
He shouldn’t even wear the Chelsea shirt again
— oppong stephen (@degentleo) August 1, 2020
— Darren Taylor (@DarrenT78310980) August 1, 2020
: Rudiger can hustle, but what more?
— Tanvir Khan (@Tanntroll1) August 1, 2020
He should be sold….!!! Sold… Asin sold
— CALL ME TAYMI (@TMaykah) August 1, 2020
I just cry😭😭😭😭😭when i see rudiger in our backline
— Sterline Godfrey (@SterlineGodfre1) August 2, 2020
Whatever it is, Chlcfc needs better defenders#
Seeing rudi miss both the ball & the player in such a counter attack a little far from the box was a shame!!
— Mugabe Bryan (@bimarbryan) August 2, 2020
Rudiger should be top of the transfer list, he guy is a liability
— Confide (@PdottGreen) August 2, 2020
Certainly, Rudiger wasn’t the only player to play poorly yesterday, while some very questionable refereeing decisions also costing Frank Lampard’s side.
However, the German international is supposed to be the most experienced centre-half at the club but he failed to cope when coming up against some top-class forwards.
Rudiger gave away a chance early on when he allowed Aubameyang to get beyond him, while he was at sixes and sevens in the second half when he faced up against Pepe.
An upgrade for the 27-year-old will surely be considered by Lampard and the recruitment team when the season is over.