Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has said that he is disappointed that Antonio Rudiger will leave the club at the end of the season.
Rudiger is out of contract at Chelsea in a matter of weeks, and the Germany international central defender has told Tuchel that he will not sign a new deal.
Tuchel told Sky Sports about Rudiger: “I don’t think anybody likes it. He gives everybody confidence in the dressing room.
“He is a unique character and plays on an outstanding level. He sometimes takes the focus towards him, he loves responsibility.
“Nobody likes this decision but we have to accept it. Like it or not there will be life at Chelsea after Toni.
“It is also the most important thing for us that it ends like it started, on the highest level.”
Chelsea are rated at 1/100 on Betfair to finish in the top four of the Premier League table this season.