The dispute occurred at Chelsea’s training ground on Sunday (4/4/2021), after previously being smothered by West Brom 2-5. Starting with Ruediger’s tackle on Kepa during a mini game, the two then got into an argument until they pushed each other.
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel to the point of having to prohibit the German center-back from continuing training, but Kepa was allowed to complete the session because he was calmer. However, the conflict did not last long because Ruediger then apologized.
The defeat to West Brom made Chelsea out of the top four of the Premier League standings. Following West Ham’s 3-2 win over Wolverhampton, the Blues have now moved into fifth place with 51 points one point away from their city rivals.
Marcos Alonso revealed, Ruediger’s incident with Kepa shows hunger Chelsea which will be great success. However, now the Blue must get ready to rise immediately because Porto has been waiting for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal on Thursday (8/4 /).
“Those are things that happen,” Alonso told BeIN Sport. “It shows there is a level of competition in this team, hunger.”
“We’ve seen it at the training ground and it’s good for the team. Even if it happened before training ended, everything was fine. It’s nothing new. It always happens. It will still happen.”