In the eve of facing to lose Rudiger who do we replace him with if it happens?
For me he is in many ways irreplaceable at this form. Leadership, physicality, long ball passing, aerial prowess and general sh*thousery are his apparent strengths.
Kounde is not a direct replacement. I feel in the Prem you need height and strength in a long season.
Ampadu is years off, Guéhi we already lost. Tomori is a possibility but not a direct replacement. Chalobah is the closest replacement that I can think of but he is years off Rudigers level.