After the 2: 5 embarrassment against West Bromwich Albion and thus the first defeat under coach Thomas Tuchel, there is a tense atmosphere at Chelsea.
According to matching British media reports, there was a dispute in training on Easter Sunday, in which the German international 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.
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Source: dpa / Kirsty Wigglesworth
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.
Red for Thiago Silva
Tuchel, who and his team have to play in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals at FC Porto on Wednesday, was surprised by the first defeat.
"I didn't see it coming," said the coach after the 2: 5 bankruptcy against relegation candidate West Bromwich Albion.
The 47-year-old had to digest the fact that his first defeat with the blues turned out to be such a disgrace.
“Everything that could go wrong went wrong after the red card.” After Thiago Silva was sent off, Chelsea fell apart - a major setback in the fight for the Champions League places.