Antonio Rudiger calls Chelsea teammate a ‘soldier’ as Thomas Tuchel braces for transfer exit – Football.London

Your Chelsea morning digest on Friday, January 14.

Antonio Rudiger sends message to Malang Sarr

Chelsea comfortably booked their place in the final of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night and Antonio Rudiger grabbed the headlines with the only goal of the night.

But the performance of Malang Sarr, who came into the side at left-back of a new-look defence, caught the eye of many – including Antonio Rudiger.

Sarr took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the game, writing: “Job done tonight, well done team! Through to the final.”

In the comments of the post, Rudiger delivered his verdict on his teammate’s performance, writing simply: ‘Soldier Malangiiii’. He followed the message with a lot of flame emojis.

Antonio Rudiger described Malang Sarr as a 'soldier' after his performance for Chelsea on Wednesday night. (Malang Sarr/Instagram).
Antonio Rudiger described Malang Sarr as a ‘soldier’ after his performance for Chelsea on Wednesday night. (Malang Sarr/Instagram).

Ruben Loftus-Cheek targeted by Juventus

Chelsea are yet to make any signings in the January transfer window as we approach the halfway point of the month – but a first-team star could soon be on his way out.

Arsenal are in the market for a midfielder with understanding that the Gunners are targeting Juventus star Arthur on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Both parties are waiting on Massimiliano Allegri to give the deal the green light and if he does, the Serie A giants are set to target Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a similar deal.

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Tuchel warned not to make the same mistakes

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been warned not to make the same mistakes he made at PSG by former Blues ace Emmanuel Petit.

“What is happening on the pitch for Chelsea now, reminds me of what it was like under Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain when things started to go wrong there,” Petit said in an interview with

“Trouble started in newspapers, the pressure came on from the media and fans, powerful players within the club were questioning him all the time and it continued week after week. You could see that physically he had changed during the press conferences and on the bench in games.

“That cool attitude he has just wasn’t there. He was getting aggressive and was also looking for excuses from outside the club.”

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