Chelsea might have lost to Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s men totally bossed the game against the Blues right in Stamford Bridge.
Despite Chelsea’s poor performance, Andreas Christensen has been hailed by many for the way he comported himself in the Chelsea defence and former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has hailed the youngster for his performance against City.
He wrote in the official Chelsea website: “After the eye-opening start by Davide Zappacosta and the continual improvements by Tiemoue Bakayoko and Toni Rudiger, it was Andreas Christensen’s turn to steal the show against Manchester City. I know he is anything but a newbie, in fact he has been one of us for a very long time, but that looked very much like a breakthrough performance to me.
“We were under huge pressure in that game and plenty of decent sides have completely buckled under that sort of City onslaught this season, but Andreas marshalled the troops incredibly well in that central area. You can’t turn off for a millisecond when the likes of Silva, Sane, Sterling, Jesus and De Bruyne are buzzing around in top form. With two-thirds of the possession to the opposition, most of it in our half, the loss of only one goal is actually pretty impressive when compared to City’s current average output. Had we sneaked a goal at the end when we had the odd chance then I think many more people would have been talking up the Christensen performance.
“There was a moment when he broke out of defence with the ball at his feet in the second half when he looked imperious. It is always good to have a centre-back being extremely comfortable with the ball at his feet, and he certainly very rarely looks flustered. So in the circumstances David Luiz was missed slightly less than I would have expected for such a big game. I think most people believe that we now have another player who we would trust implicitly in any of the games coming up.”