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Werner spills details of convincing Rudiger chats; admits to ‘several offers’

Date published: Thursday 2nd July 2020 3:47 Timo Werner says Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was invaluable in convincing him to seal a move to Stamford Bridge last month. The Blues signed former RB Leipzig striker Werner in a deal reported to be worth at least £200,000 per week. The 24-year-old left Leipzig in style last weekend, becoming the club’s all-time record goalscorer. Germany international Rudiger has previously hinted at his role in negotiations with his compatriot Werner. Now, Werner has spilled the details of their discussions, revealing his long-term friend was key in his decision. “Yes, of course, I spoke to him. I’ve known him for a long time, seven years now,” Werner told Leipzig’s YouTube channel of...
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Neville slams schoolboy errors of Chelsea duo after West Ham loss

Date published: Thursday 2nd July 2020 12:07 Gary Neville blamed Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso for Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham after Andriy Yarmolenko’s late winner. The Hammers took advantage of some woeful Chelsea defending to gain all three points in their survival fight. Michail Antonio caused the Blues problems throughout the game, with the Chelsea centre-backs unable to deal with him. And the West Ham winner was the perfect example of Chelsea’s defensive issues. Andreas Christensen attempted to win a ball after Antonio had laid it off, but got nowhere near it. Yarmolenko was left one-on-one with Rudiger, who he beat easily as he came inside to smash the ball past Kepa. Alonso, meanwhile, was jogging bac...