After a recent discussion with his manager, one of the Chelsea players is set for a chance at redemption to prove his worth.
The German international was almost convinced to leave the club in search of bigger and better opportunities but no transfer materialized in time during the summer. Rudiger was tempted by Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain, with both clubs interested in a loan deal for the 27-year-old.
With the European Championship on the horizon, the former Roma defender looks towards regular game time in order to keep his place as one of the defenders in the national squad. Nonetheless, there is growing confidence as the defender is expected to receive crucial minutes in the coming weeks.
Recent developments suggest that the former Roma defender has managed to regain the manager’s confidence in a one to one confrontation. The German stopper is keen to back into the squad as he eyes his first start of the season against the Russian side, FC Krasnodar in the Champions League.
The 3-time Premier League winners have managed to spend a large number of funds in order to restructure the flawed team from last season. The new arrivals in the defensive sector have further reduced Rudiger’s chances of earning a regular spot in Lampard’s system.
With limited chances, the 27-year-old will have to make the best out of the given opportunities in order to make solidify his spot in Lampard’s preferred starting eleven. If the former VfB Stuttgart defender manages to keep his form, stay out of trouble, and manages to avoid serious injuries, he may be back to playing regularly.