- Antonio Rudiger could leave Chelsea before the transfer window closes, reports claim
- The Germany international has not made an appearnace in Frank Lampard's squad this season
- The 27-year-old has just two years left in his contract at Stamford Bridge
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Antonio Rudiger is reportedly looking elsewhere before the transfer window shuts after sitting on the bench in Chelsea's first two games of the season.
The German defender was an unused substitute during the Blues 3-1 away win over Brighton and the 2-0 loss against Liverpool.
And Frank Lampard has defended his reason for not starting the former Roma star in both Premier League clashes.
Sky Sports quoted Lampard:
"We have five centre halves at the club so I can't pick three on the bench so that is the way it is.
"I have to pick the squad via training, situations and the opponent."
The 27-year-old wants regular playing time to ensure his place in the German national team for next year's European Championships.
Rudiger has two years remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge and the German could consider moving elsewhere in the last few days of the transfer window.
He made 26 appearances in all competitions in Lampard's debut season as they finished in the Premier League top four, but lost in the FA Cup finals to Arsenal.
The centre-back has only played competitive football for the German national side during their back-to-back Nations League draws to Spain and Switzerland in early September.
Rudiger has made over 100 appearances and scoring six goals since his arrival from Italian club Roma in 2017 under former boss Antonio Conte.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kepa Arrizabalaga's huge blunder against Liverpool is a message to Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, about his confidence level, according to ex-Man City star Nigel de Jong.
Chelsea were handed their first defeat of the season at Stamford Bridge after two major errors cost them a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Kepa was caught in no man's land that led to Andreas Christensen's sending off following a tackle on Sadio Mane.
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