'Superb': Some Chelsea fans love what Zouma and Rudiger did in 82nd minute last night

Chelsea supporters couldn’t get enough of Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger’s brothers-in-arms moment versus Atletico Madrid.

Madrid were not pleased with the part they felt Rudiger played in getting Stefan Savic sent off during the Blues 2-0 Champions League win yesterday.

But he and Zouma were having none of their anguish in the 82nd minute, much to the pleasure of Chelsea fans on social media.



Both of the Blues centre-backs were formidable on the night.

Zouma and Rudiger, along with Cesar Azpilicueta, completely dominated Madrid’s forward line.

Luis Suarez was a passenger for the game, whilst Joao Felix was swamped of any space or time on the ball.

It was only Zouma’s third start under Thomas Tuchel, but the Frenchman rewarded his managers faith with a sterling display in defence.

Rudiger was typically bullish and rarely broke stride when entering into challenges.

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His constant undermining of Atletico finally got too much for Savic, who decided to elbow the Chelsea defender in the chest whilst getting to know one another from a corner.

Savic was shown a straight red card, piling even more misery upon Madrid’s disappointing European exit.

Shortly after this dismissal, Chelsea scored their second goal of the match and wrapped up a brilliant home performance at Stamford Bridge.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.