Rudiger: We cannot be happy with this point

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has said that Sunday’s draw with Wolves at Molineux felt more like a defeat than a point gained.

The German was part of a back three which nullified Wolves’ threat throughout, limiting them to just one shot on target, but the same could be said for the hosts' defence in what was a tight and cagey affair in the West Midlands.

‘You know our situation, but that point feels like a loss to be honest,’ Rudiger said post-match. ‘It doesn’t matter about the circumstances and everything. It doesn't feel good.

‘Yes of course it is not easy [preparing in our current circumstances], definitely not. We still had a competitive team out there to do something. We came here to win. We should have provided more chances to score, and if you don't bury your chances it's difficult to win away.'

The Blues were far better in the second half, dominating the ball and looking the more likely of the two sides to snatch a winner, and Rudiger also felt a difference in the Chelsea performance after the interval.

‘The first half was very tough for us, they were controlling the game without looking dangerous,’ he added. 

‘We didn’t have the chances to be honest. The second half we had a good uplift. But we have to do more, take more risk. We cannot be happy with this point looking at the table.'

Despite the negativity surrounding injuries and positive Covid-19 cases among Chelsea players, the return of N’Golo Kante to central midfield was one huge positive on a misty afternoon at Molineux.

On the Frenchman returning, Toni said: ‘It is not easy for him, he has been out for a number of time. The same for Kova. They came in and were lively. That is very important for us because it is clear that we need them.’

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