Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Antonio Rudiger will leave Chelsea at the end of the season.

The former PSG gaffer said Rudiger confirmed it to him in a private talk before the London derby game against West Ham.

Speaking to Skysports : “Toni, the media is on it. The situation is that he wants to leave the club. He informed me of this is in a private talk. We gave everything, me and the club, but we could not fight anymore because of the actions. Without the sanctions, we would at least be able to carry on fighting, but our hands are tied. We don’t take it personally. It is his decision.

“He is a key figure and will stay that way until the end of the season. But it is disappointing. We will miss him a lot. He gives courage in the dressing room. The kind everyone is afraid of, but the kind to play 50-55 games at an outstanding level. He is a top defender in the last one and a half years for me. We then need to find another solution.” The German coach said.

Christian Pulisic’s late strike secured the three points for Chelsea against West Ham, minutes after Jorginho failed to score from the spot.