Connect with us

Epl Gist

‘Toni is a big bro to all of us’ – Abraham dismisses dressing room rifts with Rudiger as ‘complete nonsense’

Published

on

The striker has jumped to his team-mate’s defence amid claims he was a disruptive influence during a club legend’s reign at Stamford Bridge

Tammy Abraham has dismissed rumours that Antonio Rudiger has caused rifts behind the scenes at Chelsea as “complete nonsense” after Frank Lampard’s sacking, insisting the defender “is a big bro to all of us”.

Lampard was relieved of his managerial duties at Stamford Bridge on Monday after 18 months at the helm, with a club legend paying the ultimate price for the team’s disastrous form in the Premier League.

The board decided to act in the wake of a 2-0 defeat at Leicester City which saw the Blues fall 11 points behind leaders Manchester United in this season’s title race.

Hot News!!   ‘Werner is one of the best & Chelsea are using him wrong’ – Hasenhuttl explains German striker’s struggles

Ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has been drafted in for Lampard, who has not been given the chance to see a long-term project through to its conclusion after being handed a £200 million ($275m) war chest in the summer transfer window.

The 42-year-old brought in the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva to try and take Chelsea to the next level, while dropping several members of the squad that had been regulars in his debut season.

Rudiger was one of those who saw his playing time restricted, and it has been reported that the Germany international was a disruptive influence behind the scenes throughout the final months of Lampard’s tenure.

Hot News!!   Werner's goal drought: Could a skiing holiday prove key to unlocking 'sensitive' Chelsea striker?

Claims that the centre-back clashed with club captain Cesar Azpilicueta surfaced in the wake of the manager’s departure, but Abraham has jumped to the defence of his team-mate on social media.

The Blues striker wrote on Twitter: “Hearing some mad stuff about Antonio Rudier on social media today. Complete nonsense. Toni is a big bro to all of us.”

Didier Drogba, who enjoyed two successful spells at the Bridge, responded to Abraham with words of praise while highlighting the importance of using outside negativity as fuel to create a greater collective bond.

Hot News!!   Thomas Tuchel Urges to develop Ziyech, Werner and Havertz talent

“Well said Son, THIS IS THE WAYYY!!! Stick together, get results and the fans will forgive you everything,” the Chelsea great tweeted.

“Critics hurt but when you are together it makes you stronger and better.”

Abraham and Rudiger will both be in contention for a place in Tuchel’s line-up when he takes charge of his first game as Blues head coach against Wolves on Wednesday night.

Chelsea are in desperate need of three points after losing five of their last eight top-flight fixtures, but a 3-1 victory against Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup last weekend served as a timely confidence boost for the squad.

er
 

Last 24-hours

Injury Update

Transfer News

Transfer News8 hours ago

Good News: Chelsea target ready for £112 million transfer move to London this summer!

Chelsea transfer target Erling Haaland has reportedly approved a move to Real Madrid this summer. Haaland, 20, is the most...

Transfer News9 hours ago

TRANSFER!! Chelsea defender could finally be on his way to Napol

The odds are rising that the Serie A giants Napoli will make a swoop for Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri this...

Featured4 weeks ago

Bayern munich star Robert Lewandowski speaks on Possible move to Chelsea

Bayern Munich goalscoring sensation Robert Lewandowski has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving the German heavyweights, insisting he...

Post-Match4 weeks ago

How much chelsea will make if the win against man city

Victory against Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday night will be worth more than £95m in prize...

Transfer News2 months ago

Transfer: Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea to sign this PSG key player

Thomas Tuchel has reportedly asked the Chelsea board to get Marquinhos from PSG. The German manager is eager to reunite...

Transfer News2 months ago

Chelsea target these 3 big name players ahead of 2021/2022 season

We keep hearing that Chelsea are expected to be quite busy again in the transfer market this summer as the...

Transfer News2 months ago

Dortmund Director Claims Haaland Has Already Made A Decision On His Future

Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl has said that Erling Haaland intends to stay at the Bundesliga club beyond the end...

Transfer News2 months ago

TRANSFER: £105 million La Liga superstar OFFICIALLY opens door to Chelsea and Premier League move

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper and Chelsea target Jan Oblak has left the door open to a possible Premier League move. Oblak...

Transfer News2 months ago

Who To Sign? – Chelsea on the hunt for a new left back, with two names mentioned

Chelsea could still end up losing both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer as the pair could well look...

Transfer News2 months ago

Tuchel and Chelsea target La Liga defender with €35m release fee.

Chelsea are plotting a €35 million swoop for Villareal left-back Alfonso Pedraza, according to the latest reports. Marcos Alonso and...

Trending