Date: 2nd October 2017 at 9:00pm
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Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown doesn’t seem to be Chelsea centre back Antonio Rudiger’s biggest fan going by his comments during BT Sport’s coverage of the Blues’ game against Manchester City on Saturday.

Speaking (via the Metro) about the German international’s lack of composure in possession of the ball, Keown questioned whether the 24 year old has enough quality to play for Chelsea:

“He doesn’t look, Rudiger, like he’s at the level required here. He looks very nervy in possession.”

The German did however make a goal line clearance from City striker Gabriel Jesus to keep the score at 1-0. It is probably fair to say though that he is not first choice yet if all players are fit and available. Manager Antonio Conte would likely want to keep Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill as his back three in an ideal world.

The defender signed from Roma for £29m in the summer and has already started seven games for the club. Here is some of the Twitter reaction to Rudiger’s performance at the weekend.


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