CHELSEA defender Antonio Rudiger was slammed after an “atrocious” dive against Wolves.
The German was marking Raul Jimenez and went down in a heap after the Wolves striker motioned towards him.
Rudiger was accused of trying to get Jimenez sent off as fans on Twitter called out the centre-back.
One said: “That Rudiger dive was atrocious! Don’t want him at the back next season.”
Another said: “Rüdiger should at the very least be booked for trying to get Raul Jimenez sent off. Pathetic.”
One added: “Rudiger that’s a dive. Dreadful from you.”
Another said: “Good dive attempt by Rudiger. I respect it.”
Rüdiger should at the very least be booked for trying to get Raul Jimenez sent off. Pathetic. #CHEWOL
That Rudiger dive was atrocious! Don’t want him at the back next season #CHEWOL
😂😂 Rudiger that’s a dive. Dreadful from you.
Good dive attempt by Rudiger. I respect it.
rudiger interesting dive
The collision went to VAR but Jimenez was cleared off any dangerous play and Rudiger got away scott free for simulation.
He could face a ban in retrospect should he be found guilty of diving, which would rule him out of the FA Cup final next weekend against Arsenal.
Rudiger – who was sidelined for five months at the start of the season – has suffered inconsistent form since the Premier League restart last month.
Now his Blues future remains up in the air with manager Frank Lampard believed to be in the market for a centre-back next season – especially after securing Champions League football in the 2-0 home win.
The 27-year-old – who joined the Blues from Roma in 2017 – still has two years left to run on his deal in West London.
Chelsea are yet to offer the defender a new deal.
It was understood discussions would be made during this term about Rudiger extending his stay, but talks are yet to be held.