Antonio Rudiger was reportedly SENT HOME from Chelsea training after a furious bust-up with Kepa Arrizabalaga.
According to The Telegraph, Thomas Tuchel told the German defender to leave training after he clashed with his teammate following the Blues’ 5-2 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge.
The news of the altercation will do Tuchel’s men no favours as his side prepare for their Champions League quarter-final clash against Porto on Wednesday.
The German, who saw his 14-match unbeaten run come to an end with the defeat to the Baggies, warned his players not to ‘lose their heads’ following the match.
“We cannot lose our heads now and take away the trust we have in these players,” said Tuchel.
“It was the moment after the game to be honest, be calm and to tell everybody to breathe.
“This will be a hard evening for everybody.
“We had completely different plans how to start this match day so we have to accept it now, it’s our first loss together.
“It’s important to find a way to deal with it together.
“So there were some quick words to calm everybody down and delay the talks until tomorrow because it would be too emotional now and too much frustration, so that would not be productive enough.
“This is my responsibility. I trusted this line-up and I still think the line-up was strong enough now in this game.
“We were rusty, we were sloppy in the build-up in our own half and made many, many unforced errors.
“We didn’t adapt our positions under pressure.
“We gave away easy ball losses that led in the end to a red card and that cost us the game.
“There were two games, a game 11 against 11 and the game where we were a man down afterwards.”
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