Antonio Rudiger is currently progressing in his rehabilitation at Chelsea’s Cobham training centre, after requiring an operation on a knee injury that saw him miss the end of Chelsea’s campaign last season.
There is hope amongst the Chelsea ranks that the influential 26-year old will be fit again by mid September, in time for the Premier League clash against Wolves.
New Blues head coach Frank Lampard has assured Rudiger of his importance in his plans, and with the club captaincy yet to be officially decided, the German international might be one of those hoping for the opportunity.
Rudiger joined Chelsea in July 2017, signing from Roma in a £34 million deal. He has since been a regular starter in the Chelsea side and has slowly become a fans favourite amongst the Stamford Bridge faithful.
As he continues his recovery, Rudiger will be eager to get back out onto the pitch and help his new manager get off to a good start at the beginning of his Chelsea reign.