Poisonous Rudiger rumours denied by top German insider

Yesterday was a busy day – Frank Lampard was sacked in the morning, and by the afternoon we were already getting leaks from all sides telling us about the breakdown behind the scenes at Chelsea.

The most eye-catching story was about a conflict between Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger, but according to well placed German insider Christian Falk of Bild, that’s not true.

He also shoots down the rumour that Rudiger went to the board to discuss his issues with Lampard.

He also adds that the defender is going to stay at Chelsea this month, despite not having played much so far this season.

Given all these revelations are on the former Roma player’s side, we can safely assume it’s his camp briefing Falk. It’s hard to know what to believe now, and it’s not going to get any easier, with all manner of dirty laundry presumably still to be aired.