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Chelsea Defender Antonio Rudiger DISMISSED From Easter Sunday Training By Boss Thomas Tuchel After BUST-UP With Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga Following Embarrassing 5-2 Defeat Against West Brom



Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel dramatically dismissed defender Antonio Rudiger from training after a bust-up with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga the day after their 5-2 humbling against West Bromwich Albion.

Sam Allardyce‘s relegation-threatened side ran riot against the Blues on Saturday after Thiago Silva’s early red card, to end Tuchel’s 14-match unbeaten run and leave his side in fourth but just two points ahead of Tottenham, Liverpool and West Ham.

After the match, the German urged his players to respond in a calm way and without losing their heads, while centre half Kurt Zouma also encouraged his team-mates to react strongly to the disappointing loss.

But according to the Telegraph, Rudiger saw red in Easter Sunday training and was sent back inside to calm down after pushing and shoving between the pair.After the match, Tuchel had said: ‘We cannot lose our heads now and take away the trust we have in these players. It was the moment after the game to be honest, be calm and to tell everybody to breathe.’This will be a hard evening for everybody. We had completely different plans how to start this match day so we have to accept it now, it’s our first loss together. It’s important to find a way to deal with it together.’

Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Tuchel swiftly decided his compatriot Rudiger had not calmed down enough to finish training, so he cooled off indoors while Kepa continued the last five minutes of the session at Cobham.

It is understood the 40-cap international later apologised unprompted, with Tuchel now happy the matter is closed and not expecting any lasting fallout between the two. 


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