Antonio Rudiger issues Chelsea FC rallying cry after West Ham draw

Antonio Rudiger has his say on Chelsea FC's 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Antonio Rudiger has told his Chelsea FC team-mates that they have no time to feel sorry for themselves after their disappointing 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday.

The Blues were pegged back and held to a 1-1 stalemate at Stamford Bridge as they suffered yet another damaging blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four.

Chelsea FC are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with just six games left to play.

It looks increasingly likely that the west London side will have to settle for a place outside the top four for the second time in three seasons.

However, the Blues do still have the chance to win a trophy this season when they take on Southampton in the FA Cup semi-finals later this month.

And Rudiger has told his Chelsea FC team-mates that they must look to respond as soon as possible as the Blues look to try and get their campaign back on track.

Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website after Sunday’s game, Rudiger said: “The thing is we have to start playing good football and winning games, because if we don’t win games we cannot get in the top four.

“We have to try and turn this around and finish the season on a high. There’s no other way.

“We have to go to Southampton and do our thing, analyse this West Ham game very well, and keep going.”

Chelsea FC are now preparing for their Premier League trip to Southampton on Saturday lunchtime as they look to try and get back to winning ways in the top flight.

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