Ex-Chelsea defender Leboeuf: Rudiger like Diego Costa - everyone hates him! | OneFootball

Ex-Chelsea defender Leboeuf: Rudiger like Diego Costa - everyone hates him!

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Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf says Toni Rudiger must know he'll never have it as good as he has it at Stamford Bridge.

Rudiger's contract will run down in June with the Germany defender considering all options.

But Leboeuf told Ladbrokes: "I'm very fond of Rudiger; that guy amazed me because he wasn't playing anymore and Tuchel believed in him and put him back where Zouma was when everything was good about him and the defence was working well.

"Tuchel put him in and Rudiger became another player.

"Two years ago when I saw him playing I said, 'He cannot play for Chelsea' and now look, he's the main man, everyone hates him."

Leboeuf went on to compare Rudiger to another divisive, former Chelsea fan favourite.

"He's a bit like Diego Costa when he was playing for Chelsea.

"He was hated by the rest of the world and that's the same now for Rudiger because the guy is amazing in defence, he's a nasty player but when he plays for your club you love it.

"He does well for Chelsea and he does well for Chelsea so I don't want to see him leave when his contract expires this season."

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