Chelsea fight club! Ben Chilwell sheds light on Antonio Rudiger and Kepa’s spat by hitting Kurt Zouma in front of the cameras in Cobham, while the German defender, who was fired from a session on Sunday, trains with his teammates
- Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga were in a heated row of training ground
- Chelsea made the situation light and players saw the funny side
- Ben Chilwell mock slapped Kurt Zouma in front of the watching cameras
Chelsea’s stars see the funny side of Antonio Rudiger’s training ground with Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Ben Chilwell pretended to hit Kurt Zouma as they walked onto the training ground in front of the viewing cameras.
The scene apparently shed light on their teammate’s heated exchange at Cobham on Sunday.
Ben Chilwell playfully hit Kurt Zouma in front of the cameras on Tuesday
Zouma led Chilwell and Reece James onto the field and the left back ran after him with a punch before slapping him gently on the shoulder.
The Frenchman enjoyed the joke and it seems the incident is in no way a problem for the Blues.
The physical showdown between Rudiger and Arrizabalaga in Cobham came on Easter Sunday, less than 24 hours after Chelsea was beaten 5-2 by West Brom.
Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga (left) and Antonio Rudiger (right) clashed during practice on Sunday
There had been pushing and arguing in the quarrel between the men, neither of whom played in defeat, as tempers flared during practice.
Tuchel then sent his defender into the locker room shortly before the end of the session to calm down.
Rudiger was fired after a pushing match after a late tackle during a small-sided practice, although Rudiger later apologized without being asked and the pair made amends.
The air has been cleared ahead of a massive game against Porto in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday evening, and Tuchel hopes his players will be able to fully refocus after Saturday’s beating.
Thomas Tuchel sent Rudiger into the locker rooms after the confrontation on Sunday