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Antonio Rudiger has claimed Chelsea’s summer transfer activity has warned the players already at the club that they need to step up.
Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr have already joined the Blues this summer, with Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz expected to make a move soon.
After adding to his squad considerably in the transfer market, Rudiger knows Lampard will now be expecting the rest of his players to step up.
“I am always happy to see new faces in the team,” Rudiger told Transfermarkt.
“After the transfer ban last summer, we were of course hoping to get some real reinforcements. With Hakim, I immediately had a good feeling and my relation to and opinion about Timo is already known.
“With such names, the club is also sending a clear message to the existing personnel that they want to take another step forward in the overall development. I think that is great!”