London (AP) - At Chelsea there is a tense atmosphere after the 2: 5 disgrace against West Bromwich Albion and thus the first defeat under coach Thomas Tuchel.

According to matching British media reports, there was a dispute in training on Easter Sunday, in which the German national soccer player Antonio Rüdiger was involved.

As the newspaper «Telegraph» first reported, Rüdiger is said to have clashed with Chelsea's substitute goalkeeper Kepa during a training game, and both are said to have pushed each other.

Other players are said to have separated the professionals.

According to the report, Tuchel sent Rüdiger to the cabin a few minutes before the end of the training session.

The 28-year-old defender is said to have apologized later.

The portal “The Athletic” as well as the newspaper “The Times” reported on it.

Initially there were no reactions from the club or the players.


Neither Rüdiger nor the 26-year-old Kepa were used in the home defeat against West Brom on Saturday.

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Telegraph report


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