It marked the German’s first goal for the club.
“First of all, I am very, very happy we won the match and I could contribute to the result,” Rudiger said.
“I am very happy to score my first goal for Chelsea. The thing is, I didn’t see the ball because of the light. I was looking up. It was a good header but a bit of luck also as well.
“They had two or three chances, that’s it. We gave away the game a bit in the second half, Everton had more ball possession, and one time they scored but the important thing is we won.”
He added: “It was a big chance as well for young players like Ampadu, Musonda and Kenedy.
“Everyone has to be motivated and for our club this is the fastest way to win something, so we have to go for it.”