Chelsea stars Kepa Arrizabalaga and Antonio Rudiger were involved in a training ground bust-up less than 24 hours after Tuchel’s first defeat at the helm.
Thomas Tuchel was forced to dismiss Antonio Rudiger from a training session earlier on Sunday after the defender was involved in a heated dispute with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga less than 24 hours after Chelsea’s shock 2-5 defeat against West Brom at Stamford Bridge. Rudiger and Kepa, neither of whom played in the defeat against West Brom, reportedly got into a heated argument and ended up pushing each other as tempers flared on the training pitch. The pair had to be separated by teammates and Tuchel sent Rudiger away from the pitch to calm down. So here is more on what happened between Kepa and Rudiger.
Reports suggest that the Kepa Rudiger fight took place towards the very end of the training session and the duo were involved in a ‘heated argument’, which then devolved into a shoving match. However, Kepa and Rudiger reportedly made up before leaving the ground, thanks to Tuchel. It is believed that Rudiger made a late challenge on the goalkeeper during a small-sided game and the latter reacted furiously. The two Chelsea stars then had to be separated by teammates and manager Tuchel sent Rudiger to the changing rooms to calm down. Rudiger later apologised to the Spanish shot-stopper for his rash tackle during the game.