Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen put in an excellent performance in the 2-1 win over Manchester City. The Danish international has been criticised for his lack of consistency this season but he was very much on his game last night.
The centre-back has started both matches since the Premier League’s resumption and supporters on Twitter are hopeful that the 24-year-old will now begin to put a good run of form together:
Mans defending like varane, so tidy
— Shero (@cuteyeks) June 25, 2020
What a performance, mans got his physicality now
— Fin (@CarefreeFin) June 25, 2020
— Burton Githinji (@burton_githinji) June 25, 2020
That block was John terry like
— Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@metrothugga) June 25, 2020
Christensen has been superb even before the brake, he's picking up that composure again.
He had a good game at Villa Park too…..
— Crespo Ibrahim Timbo (@realCrespoTimbo) June 25, 2020
Solid through out
— Sawdk™ (@Itz_S2DK) June 25, 2020
Man got a motm performance with a broken finger and a concussion
— Dech 💙 (@cfcDech) June 25, 2020
Might have just saved 70 mil on a new centre back.
— Chris Stephen (@reportingLibya) June 25, 2020
He's getting back to his path of greatness… Slowly, but surely.
— Babatunde 🧔🏾 (@AtolagbeAB) June 25, 2020
A memorable 10/10 from him. I felt it when he deliberately put his head in the way of Mendy's shot… he put himself on the line knowing the importance of the fixture to Chelsea. I love that.
— Sydney (@CFCSyd) June 25, 2020
Plays like that every game then no cb needed
— Matthew (@MatthewCFC_) June 25, 2020
Manager Frank Lampard has chopped and changed his centre-back pairing this season, with the Blues boss seemingly unconvinced with the options available to him.
However, if Christensen begins to put in the level of performance he displayed last night on a regular basis, Lampard may not need to go out and sign a new centre-half before the start of next season.
After showing his manager he was up for the challenge against City, the next goal will be to keep a clean sheet and secure a place in the FA Cup semi-final by beating Leicester on Sunday.