Antonio Rudiger is set to become the most paid defender in the world after it was reported that Chelsea have agreed to raise his salary from €215,000 to €400,000 if he signs the new contract proposal. Following this report, Bayern Munich and Juventus are expected to withdraw their interest in the defender because his wages are very high.
Rudiger is set to sign a 5 year deal with the club and he will be the most paid player in the squad once he pens the new contract. However, he will not get the money easily because Chelsea have attached a lot of obligations in the contract including a €100 release clause. Rudiger recently said that he wanted to stay at Chelsea longer and he was confident that the next few weeks were going to be crucial for him.
Problem at Midfield
Chelsea lost to Manchester City earlier today to register their first defeat in the new season. Pep Guardiola’s side proved to be the stronger team in almost every aspect of the game and Chelsea pretty much played the whole match in their own half.
The problem was however at the midfield particularly between Ngolo Kante and Matteo Kovacic. The two were not pressing at all when Manchester City had the ball despite being shrewd tacklers, leaving all the cumbersome work to Jorginho. Kovacic was particularly very absent in the first half and that is where Manchester City discovered Chelsea’s weakness in the game. If Tuchel had started Loftus Cheek instead of Kovacic, then the game would have been more balanced.
Fans Accept Loss
Despite bitterly losing to their league rivals Manchester City, Chelsea fans have accepted the loss and have reassured the players that they will rally their support behind them on Wednesday when the Blues play against Juventus in the Champions League. It will be a tough fixture and that means the players do not have time to wallow in the loss but should start preparing for an even more important and tougher task.
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