Antonio Rudiger planned to return vs Wolves but Chelsea want him to return before that

Man United 4 – Chelsea 0

Chelsea’s defence was open for criticism after last weekend’s 4-0 defeat at Man United.

In truth, the scoreline was slightly misleading.

The Blues were arguably the better side in the first 60 minutes of the contest, while Tammy Abraham and Emerson both hit the woodwork.

Yet, two quick-fire goals from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford put United 3-0 up midway through the second half.

Rashford had fired United ahead with a first half penalty.

Daniel James scored United’s fourth on his Premier League debut.

Antonio Rudiger planned to return vs Wolves

In the Daily Mail on Tuesday, it’s revealed that German international defender Antonio Rudiger had planned to return to action against Wolves.

Wolves host Chelsea at Molineux in the Premier League on September 14.

Rudiger is currently recovering from a knee operation earlier in the year.

He’s now back in training at Cobham.

Chelsea could ‘bring forward’ Rudiger’s return

However, according to reporter Sami Mokbel, Rudiger could be action before the match at Wolves:

Chelsea will consider bringing forward Antonio Rudiger’s planned return from a serious knee injury following Sunday’s opening day capitulation at Manchester United.

The Blues boss is understandably eager to have his key man available as soon as possible as he looks to add solidity to he defence.

To be clear, the Mail fail to detail when Rudiger could actually return to the pitch.

At the same time, some Chelsea fans may be concerned by this update, fearing that Rudiger may be rushed back into the team before he’s fully fit.

Chelsea’s next run of fixtures

Chelsea are back in action tomorrow night when they take on Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.

This weekend Chelsea host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in the league.

Chelsea’s other matches this month include games against newly-promoted sides Norwich (away on August 24) and Sheffield United (home, August 31).

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