It was the quote heard all-around Chelsea fandom, especially as it was the only negative vibe to follow what was an emotional, joyful, lifeforce-affirming victory down on the South Coast at St Mary’s. Few things make for such happy viewing experiences as comebacks, and Chelsea’s two-goal variety was the kind not seen from the Blues in the Premier League since 2002. Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella, who’s become one of our go-to sources as far as the Chelsea beat is concerned, was one of the first, if not the first to float the idea that Rüdiger was dropped from the matchday squad against Southampton for stepping out of line with his comments to the media the weekend before. To most, Rüdiger’s words after the 1-1 draw against West Ham were nothing but the honest and thus un-sugarcoated truth, and were not really all that different from what other players were saying. Chelsea were giving easy points away, gifting goals, not fighting or concentrating for 90 minutes, and so on.