Chelsea vs. Tottenham: Rudiger hit by objects, two arrested as Football Association investigate

Originally posted on ESPN  |  By James Olley  |  Last updated 1/24/2022

Two men have been arrested and the Football Association have launched an investigation after objects were thrown at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

The incident occurred in the 73rd minute when play was suspended after it appeared a lighter among other items were aimed at Rudiger from the section containing Spurs supporters, prompting captain Cesar Azpilicueta to shout in the direction of the travelling contingent.

Referee Paul Tierney and fourth official Andrew Madley were made aware of the situation and a request followed for more stewards to be deployed to the away end.

“Two men have been arrested on suspicion of throwing objects from the stands during the Chelsea versus Tottenham Hotspur match at Stamford Bridge,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.

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