Crazy Ball – Chelsea must keep Antonio Rudiger and Frank Lampard urged by Paul Merson to immediately change formation so that the defender can keep playing.
Antonio Rudiger is reported to be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer. This was after he was not played by the Blues in the initial Premier League matches against Brighton and Liverpool respectively. Meanwhile, in the Barnsley match at the Carabao Cup, he was not in the squad.
On the other hand, the arrival of Thiago Silva from PSG is also predicted to make Rudiger's playing minutes even more thin. With the presence of the Brazilian, Chelsea now has five center-backs after previously having Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard himself often uses a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation. This means that the coach will only play two center-backs in each match. As a result, making one of their defenders leave this summer and the player, Antonio Rudiger.
However, Paul Merson asked Chelsea to keep the German player and hoped Lampard could change his formation.
Talk to Daily StarThe former Arsenal man said Frank Lampard needed to change his tactics or the Blues would lose them. He considered that currently the West London club had too many central defenders and according to him Lampard had to use three defenders.
For him, with the current formation, one of the players will only be on the bench or will not play at all. Even Merson was surprised that the out-of-play player was now Rudiger and he thought he was better than any other Chelsea defender.
Meanwhile, Merson said that the arrival of Thiago Silva would indeed be a great addition to the London Blue. But he is not sure the player can appear consistent considering the English Premier League is different. Thus, Paul Merson feels Rudiger needs to be defended this summer.
Meanwhile, if the Chelsea camp no longer needs him, PSG is reportedly ready to accommodate Antonio Rudiger.
Source: Chelsea Must Defend Rudiger and Change Formation
Football News Videos
Ball Story Videos