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Antonio Rudiger 'is the alpha-male in Chelsea's dressing room'... but some team-mates 'believe his challenges in training cross the line' with defender under-fire over his role in the sacking of Frank Lampard

By Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Published: 13:49 GMT, 27 January 2021 | Updated: 13:51 GMT, 27 January 2021

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Antonio Rudiger is viewed as the 'alpha-male' in Chelsea's dressing room and the player many feel needs to get on side to make his spell in the Premier League a success.

The Germany international was heavily criticised for his role in the sacking of Frank Lampard on Monday having fallen out of favour for selection under the Englishman.

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Detailed in the Daily Telegraph, Rudiger has been painted as the player who is most vocal in team meetings and is one of the louder voices in the dressing room during both good times and bad. 

Antonio Rudiger has been described as the 'alpha-male' personality in Chelsea's dressing room

Antonio Rudiger has been described as the 'alpha-male' personality in Chelsea's dressing room

He is alleged to have 'crossed the line' in training with tackling in the eyes of some team-mates

He is alleged to have 'crossed the line' in training with tackling in the eyes of some team-mates

Rudiger represents a strong character in what is a young dressing room and while his leadership is vital, the report goes on to add that his ferocity in training has not always been welcomed.

Team-mates are said to have been 'surprised' at some of the challenges he has made in training sessions, with some of the belief that they 'cross the line' on what is acceptable. 

Earlier this week it was detailed

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