Chelsea have had a number of players really stepping up right when we needed them over the last few months, and Antonio Rudiger is up the top of that list of players.
The defender has been absolutely colossal for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel, and he has also been one of the standout warriors and leaders on the pitch, something that they have really been crying out for.
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Yesterday he was pinnacle to another massive Chelsea win, beating league leaders and soon to be champions, Manchester City, in their own back yard.
The German international has had to play with a face mask after an injury sustained in the first leg of the Real Madrid champions league tie, and he has provided confirmation of exactly what that injury was.
A broken jaw apparently, and he has been playing on with it. What an absolute beast to be playing through the pain!
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 8, 2021