The nice Dane is again.
Having spent the previous two years on mortgage at Borussia Monchengladbach, Andreas Christensen has lastly returned to Stamford Bridge and cemented his place within the coronary heart of the Blues’ defence.
The defender carried out impeccably whereas on mortgage in Germany, and his return has made him seem to be a brand new signing for Antonio Conte’s facet. Christensen has began the previous eight league matches for his facet, taking part in alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger in Conte’s new-look Three-Four-2-1 formation.
Christensen’s inclusion within the squad has come about because of the omission of Brazilian David Luiz, who after falling out with supervisor Conte has not featured for the membership in any of their latest video games.
The 30-year-old, who’s considerably of a cult hero on the membership, is claimed to be extremely annoyed at his lack of sport time and has demanded ‘clear the air’ talks together with his boss or he’ll search a transfer elsewhere.
Christensen solely misplaced 2 passes tonight for Chelsea…
98% passing accuracy.
He’s additionally the one defender within the Premier League now who has an above common of 94% passing accuracy…
Merely class. pic.twitter.com/KMqcDZKZiS
— Uber Chelsea FC (@UberCheIseaFC) December 12, 2017
Nevertheless, with the present type and longevity that Christensen can present the membership, given that he’s solely 21, Chelsea followers will not be as dissatisfied as they could beforehand have been ought to the Brazilian depart in January or subsequent summer season.
Whereas Luiz is a personality each on and off the pitch, Christensen possesses chic composure and an immense capability to play the ball out from the again; Conte greatest hope that Pep Guardiola is not watching.
With Rudiger beginning to settle within the Premier League and Azpilicueta rapidly changing into the league’s greatest centre-back after finishing his transition from full-back, Chelsea seem like they’ve discovered a defensive trio match to compete for years to come back.
All three have developed such a robust understanding in a brief house of time, and that connection between the three gamers is barely going to enhance. It reads badly for Luiz, who cannot get a glance in regardless of his obvious capability, however Conte will not shuffle round his back-line in the event that they’re performing constantly properly.
The membership are repeatedly criticised for his or her mortgage coverage, with over 20 gamers plying their commerce for different sides this season. But when solely a handful comply with in Christensen’s footsteps, then the system can be justified.
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