FORMER BLUE REVEALS THE CHELSEA DEFENDER THAT GUARDIOLA WANTS

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Chelsea’s defence is back to its solid nature in recent games, and it has coincided with the deploying of youngster Andreas Christensen in the back three.

Christensen has been great for Chelsea as he made his return from a two-year loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach.

And former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin, thinks Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will be interested in the Chelsea youngster who has been tipped to be John Terry’s successor.

“I heard a wee whisper, and I don’t know if it’s true, but the player he would really like more than anyone else is Andreas Christensen from Chelsea,” Nevin told Irish radio station Newstalk.

“That’s the one he’d really like.

“He’s not going to get him but he’s at that sort of age he could to the same thing as [John] Stones.”

Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins also had something great to say about the young defender last week.

He said: “I think his time in Germany with Monchengladbach has done him the world of good.

“I remember seeing him play for Chelsea against AFC Wimbledon and Akinfenwa gave him the worst time possible, he beat him up, but playing in Germany toughened him up.

“He’s an outstanding addition to the squad and I wouldn’t be surprised if Conte stuck with him for the rest of the season.”

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