Germany national team defender Antonio Rudiger will miss another London Derby clash in the Premier League when his Chelsea side welcome West Ham United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Germany international is expected to miss the home clash with the Hammers as he continues to recover from the minor groin injury picked up during the FA Cup semifinal clash with London rivals Crystal Palace last weekend.

Rudiger was one of two major injury casualties at the end of the Palace game as Chelsea booked a final meeting with Liverpool in the FA Cup thanks to the second half goals from the Academy graduate duo of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount. Chelsea are in the FA Cup final for the third successive season and they would be hoping it is third time lucky for them against Liverpool after losing the previous two FA Cup finals. Continue reading