Former Chelsea captain John Terry has blamed defender Antonio Rudiger for his side’s loss to Manchester United at the Bridge on Monday.
Rudiger failed to track Anthony Martial for United’s first goal and Terry wasn’t pleased with the German in his post-match analysis.
Terry said on DAZN: “Got to think disappointed. Two in the box against six is disappointing to start with.
“But I think if you look at Rudiger in the build-up to that, the ball goes wide and he kind of gets sucked out into an area where he’s not really going to affect it. He can pass him on.
“If you could have Rudiger just outside the six-yard box, just to stop that run across, Martial then can’t make that run across and that just allows that second centre-half to go touch-tight and be more aggressive with him.”
The Frenchman netted on the stroke of half-time to give Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side an important lead with United going to pick all the three points as Harry Maguire scored with a thumping header from a Bruno Fernandes corner to make it 2-0 in the second half.
The loss leaves Chelsea in a precarious position with more than four teams all able to dislodge them from fourth place heading into the league run-in.