Young Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is set to be handed another opportunity to impress in the starting XI following fellow centre-back David Luiz’s sending off in the goalless draw with London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Lillerod born defender deputised at the heart of The Blues defence earlier this season following Gary Cahill’s opening day dismissal in the 3-2 defeat to Burnley and the youngster is now likely to be assessed from the start again in the club’s next three domestic fixtures.
The 2017/2018 campaign is expected to be a ‘make or break’ season for the defender after spending the last two seasons out on loan at German Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach. The player won a Player of the Season award during his time at Borussia-Park and despite Gladbach wanting to sign the youngster on a permanent basis, Christensen opted to remain at Stamford Bridge to fight for his place.
Christensen has previously been earmarked as a long term replacement for former Blues centre-back John Terry and the youngster has already made a positive impression this term with the player yet to finish on the losing side when starting a match for Chelsea under manager Antonio Conte.
The defender must perform well if selected in upcoming games against Nottingham Forest and Stoke City to ensure that he keeps his place in the side for the huge English Premier League top of the table clash against Manchester City at the end of the month. The likelihood is that the next three games could determine Christensen’s career prospects at Stamford Bridge.