Chelsea duo Antonio Rudiger & Fikayo Tomori to reassess futures in January

An update on the respective futures of two Chelsea centre-backs has been forthcoming online on Wednesday.

Rudiger & Tomori to reassess futures in January

The duo in question are Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori, both of whom have struggled for game-time in 2020/21.

Rudiger is actually yet to play a single minute of competitive football this term, whilst Tomori has garnered just 45 minutes of Premier League action and two League Cup appearances – a competition which the Blues having since been eliminated from.

As a result, with time on the pitch proving hard to come by during the early stages off the campaign, the two Blues seemingly explored the option of a move away from Chelsea this summer.

However, in the end, both stoppers, despite interest from West Ham in Tomori and several clubs in Rudiger, stayed put.

This has left the Londoners with five senior centre-backs until at least January, suggesting that at least one of Rudiger or Tomori will continue to struggle for minutes over the coming months.

And, should such a scenario come to fruition, it appears as though both are prepared to explore other options come the opening of the the winter transfer window, with the Telegraph having revealed that:

Chelsea defenders Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori will reassess their futures in January after seeing pre-deadline day moves away from Stamford Bridge break down.

Rudiger ‘tried everything to leave Chelsea’

Germany boss Joachim Low has also recently provided some insight into Rudiger’s attempts to secure a move away from southwest London.

Low claims that the Chelsea centre-half had several options to choose from over the weekend.

And, though no move was forthcoming, Rudiger is said to be ready to ‘try again’ in January:

“I was in constant contact with Toni Rudiger, he was keeping me in the loop. He had three or four options over the weekend but unfortunately, nothing materialised – he can try again in the winter.

“He can put in a great performance even without a few weeks of match practice. I’ve been walking the path with him over the past few years and we’ve had a dialogue since the very beginning. His development over the past four or five years has been great.

“He has established himself as a top international player. In terms of athleticism, dynamism and tough duels, he maintains his top level for a few weeks even without match practice.”

Low even went as far as to claim that Rudiger ‘tried everything’ to leave Chelsea:

“He tried everything to leave Chelsea because the European Championship is very important to him. I think he’ll try to leave again in the winter. He’s doing everything he can to stay in his best form.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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