Previous
Manchester City
Crystal Palace
0
0
LIVE 39'
Game Details
Southampton
Manchester United
0
1
LIVE 39'
Game Details
Leicester City
Liverpool
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur
2
3
FT
Game Details
Alavés
Real Madrid
0
1
LIVE 23'
Game Details
Montpellier
Paris Saint-Germain
3:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Monchengladbach
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Girona
Barcelona
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
New York City FC
Houston Dynamo
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
New England Revolution
Toronto FC
9:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Columbus Crew SC
New York Red Bulls
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Seattle Sounders FC
1:30 AM UTC Sep 24, 2017
Game Details
Next
Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United
3:00 PM UTC
Game Details
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur
2
3
FT
Game Details
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger: I joined club because of Antonio Conte

New Chelsea signing Antonio Rudiger says the Stamford Bridge side are "a different level" than former club Roma, and has cited Antonio Conte as the biggest reason for his switch this summer.

Chelsea signed the Germany international defender from the Serie A club for a reported £34 million.

Rudiger, who was a member of his country's Confederations Cup triumph earlier this month, is with the club as they prepare for their preseason tour in China. And he told reporters in Tokyo his reasons for joining the Premier League champions.

"Not to be disrespectful but we speak about Roma and Chelsea... Chelsea is a big club," the 24-year-old said.

Antonio Rudiger signed with Chelsea for a reported £34 million.

"Roma is a big club too, in Italy, but I think Chelsea is a different level and of course the biggest reason [for his move] was the coach, Antonio Conte.

"I played in Italy and I spoke with a couple of teammates -- for example [Daniele] De Rossi -- and he told me a lot about Antonio Conte and [his quality] is visible.

"You saw it last season, in the seasons before at Juventus and with Italy as national coach. He is a fantastic coach because he has improved a lot of players like [Marcos] Alonso and [Victor] Moses -- they played a great, great season.

"That's why I thought, 'I want to be part of that.'"

Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.