Comparing Chelsea’s record with and without Antonio Rudiger since 2019-20

Quick Reads

After falling out of favour during Frank Lampard’s reign, Antonio Rudiger has become a crucial cog in the Chelsea machine again under Thomas Tuchel. 

With the help of Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta, he has tightened up the Blues’ backline significantly, making it one of the toughest in Europe in the process.

We’ve compared Chelsea’s record with and without Rudiger in the starting XI in all competitions since the start of 2019-20. 

As the stats show, Chelsea have a higher win rate and average more points per game when the Germany international is in the starting XI. 

While the Blues do tend to score more goals when Rudiger isn’t playing, his job is to defend and they concede fewer goals per game with him in the team.

With Rudiger starting

Played: 55
Won: 33
Drawn: 11
Lost: 11

Goals for: 88
Goals against: 44

Points per game: 2
Win rate: 60%
Loss rate: 20%

Goals per game: 1.6
Goals against per game: 0.8

Without Rudiger starting

Played: 57
Won: 29
Drawn: 12
Lost: 16

Goals for: 111
Goals against: 76

Points per game: 1.73
Win rate: 50.9%
Loss rate: 28.1%

Goals per game: 1.9
Goals against per game: 1.3

Rudiger will need to be at his best if Chelsea are to overcome Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday, which is broadcast on BT Sport in the UK. If you cannot get access to watch the game online, try to change your location with a VPN. Tools like Atlas VPN let you mask your IP address to give you the rights to access any content you like.

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