Andreas Christensen is having a form of his life and has started each of our past nine games in all competitions.
The 21-year-old has been outstanding this season and has even usurped David Luiz in the middle of Chelsea’s back three.
Conte has hailed the young defender and has revealed that he has the potential to play for Chelsea for many years.
“His performances have been amazing,” the boss enthused.
“Every time I gave him the chance to play he put in an amazing performance. These performances convinced me he has to play with regularity. He is maybe the best surprise from the start of the season, despite his young age.
“He has played big games with great calm, focus and concentration. It’s not simple to see this composure, this calm in a young player. We must be happy because Chelsea found a player who can have the same career as the best defenders here, in my opinion.
“He is a serious person, he is always committed during training, and he doesn’t speak a lot. They are all characteristics that I can predict for him a fantastic career. He has the right characteristics to play for this club for many years, and to become an important player for this club.”