Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was surprisingly absent from the squad that played Brighton today at Stamford Bridge.
There was an air of concern among Chelsea fans immediately the line-up was revealed.
The 21-year-old has been ever-present in the defence in recent weeks, and a club statement revealed that the Dane was ill.
The message read: “Andreas Christensen is unavailable for today’s game due to illness.”
Andreas Christensen is unavailable for today's game due to illness. #CHEBHA
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 26, 2017