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Andreas Christensen

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Chelsea didn’t conced goals for two consecutive games in the last few days beating 4-0 both West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League and Qarabag in the Champions League.

David Luiz was back in action Wednesday night and the Blues captain believes Gary Cahill believes his presence has a good effect in particular on a player, Andreas Christensen: “David came back in and performed well,” -Cahill said. – “Andreas is a younger version of him if you like. I feel like David can offer Andreas a lot of help in his progression. He has been there and done it at the top, top level, he has won many trophies. David is a very experienced defender and Andreas’ attributes are very similar. I feel that he [Luiz] can advise him tremendously and he has done up until now.”

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Chelsea secure three points at The Hawthorns after a superb display with Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata on fire.

The Belgian star scores a brace, while the Spaniard scores the opener at 16′  and offers a super assist to his team-mate for his first goal at 23′, while Marcos Alonso marks his presence on the score-sheet with a gem at 38′.

Not even ten minutes in the second half and Eden Hazard scores the 4th and definitive goal, while WBA can regret to have not taken the chance to overcome the Blues in the first fifteen minutes of the first half, when they outplayed their rivals and even scored a goal, who was disallowed for offside.

After Morata’s opener it was Chelsea to control the game, with the Baggies trying to score at least one goal to re-open the game but stopped by a great Blues display in defence, with Andreas Christensen again impressing while David Luiz was left again on the bench by Antonio Conte.

Now Chelsea are second in the table with 25 points, 8 behind Man City still leading the Premier League table with 33 after winning 2-0 at Leicester today.

Should Manchester United win against Newcastle tonight ( kickoff at 5.30 pm GMT) and reach 25 points, the Blues will slip to third place.

 

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WEST BROMWICH ALBION – Foster; McAuley, Hegazy, Evans (c), Phillips, Krychowiak, Barry, Livermore, Gibbs, Rondon, Rodriguez

Subs: Myhill, Nyom, Robson-Kanu, Yacob, Brunt, McClean, Burke.

Manager: Tony Pulis

CHELSEA – Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata

Subs: Caballero, Rudigrer, David Luiz, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Pedro, Willian.

Manager: Antonio Conte

 

Referee: Jon Moss

Venue: The Hawthorns, Birmingham, England

Kick Off: 3 pm GMT

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham are doing very well while on loan at Crystal Palace and Swansea, the first one impressed in the England friendly game against Germany some days ago.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked if it was the right decision to send them on loan instead of including them in this season first team squad and the Italian coach replied that the loan step was necessary to let them play and improve:

“I think we are talking about two young players, they will be the future of Chelsea, it’s right for them to play regularly. I read RLC’s interview: this experience is important for him, for his development, for his maturity. It’s the same path that Christensen followed when he was loaned two seasons at Borussia Monchengladbach.”

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After his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach, Andreas Christensen is now becoming a star with Chelsea in the Premier League.

His team-mate Willy Caballero explains one of his secret on the pitch: “For Andreas it is the way that he plays because he is really young but he looks older when he plays,” – Caballero said – “He’s so calm on the ball and in defence that he looks like he’s got 100 caps under his belt”.

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Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed in his England debut last week and he is collecting many good performances in his current loan at Crystal Palace this season.

Next season Ruben Loftus-Cheek will make his way back to Stamford Bridge to play with Chelsea and Blues legend Pat Nevin believes the youngster must try to emulate what another Chelsea player is doing now after spending some seasons on loan.

Ruben for his part still has to muscle his way past Cesc Fabregas, N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater when he comes back to Stamford Bridge, and this will be no easy task”. – Nevin told Chelsea official website – “If however he continues to impress for England and is clearly the best of the bunch at Crystal Palace for the rest of the season, I am convinced he will get a chance. The perfect example for these two is Andreas Christensen. He played some first team football here, but he earned his stripes as well as made his mistakes playing with Borussia Moenchengladbach. They were playing not only in the Bundesliga but also the Champions League and when he won that club’s Player of the Year, it was clear he had shown he was good enough to be part of the Chelsea squad”.

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Andreas Christensen was impressive on the pitch against Manchester United last time out. The Denmark international, who spent two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, believes he’s now more prepared than before to play for Chelsea on a regular basis.

He told ChelseaTV: “In our Champions League groups, Moenchengladbach were very unlucky to get Man City, Barcelona, Juventus, but Man United is one of the best teams now in the Premier League so for me, in my career, this was one of the biggest games”.

“In the Champions League you feel the pressure even though Moenchengladbach were underdogs. Just playing against some big teams helps you prepare for the pressure. It helps a lot“.

Christensen is set to face Republic of Ireland in the World Cup qualification play-off legs this week: “I don’t think you can ever be too comfortable about these games, it is a play-off and a lot is at risk”,

“Both teams are going to try to do their best and it is going to be two very, very tough games. So I don’t think we can be too confident but I think we are a team and the results we got at the end of our group stage, we feel confident and hopefully we can progress”.

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Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes Andreas Christensen, N’Golo Kante and Alvaro Morata could lead the Blues to glory in a near future: “At Stamford Bridge we know the importance of a good core to a team – he said – Terry, Lampard and Drogba were not too bad for that, were they?”.

“It is not a case of comparing those three at the weekend with the aforementioned club legends; that would be grossly unfair, but in that Alvaro is 25, N’Golo is 26, both coming into their primes, and Andreas at 21 has over a decade at the top in front of him, there is the possibility this could be the start of something special and something very long-term as well.”

About Alvaro Morata, Nevin added: “Three United centre-backs working together couldn’t get close to dealing with him”.

“The other part of that core which must be applauded right away is of course Andreas Christensen. – he added – A more assured confident and mature performance you will rarely see from a 21-year-old defender”.

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Antonio Conte spoke ahead of the Crystal Palace away clash and claimed neither Alvaro Morata nor N’Golo Kante will be fit for the game after picking up hamstring injuries, as well as Danny Drinkwater, who has been recovering from a calf injury since the beginning of September:

“I hope to have Morata for the game with Roma next week,” Conte revealed.

“Drinkwater we have to wait, calf problems are not easy. With Kante we are going to do a scan next week to check his situation, his improving, he’s got an hamstring problem.

“It’s a big loss for us, you know very well how he is important for us, we don’t have another player with the same characteristics.

“We are not lucky in this period, we have only Bakyoko and Fabregas available, we have to find different solutions, we have to adapt some defenders as midfielders, or use Scott or Ampadu in the first team.

Kante will be out around 20 days, more or less, for this reason we have to do another scan after one week, to understand the situation very well, to see the improvement, he’s a big loss and it’s a big problem for us.

“For sure we have to approach these seven games without him, we have Fabregas and Bakayoko, then youngsters, we have to find a solution, it will be very difficult to play with Fabregas and Bakayoko for seven games in a row, of course we have to hope to have no more injuries in these games.

“I think an injury can happen during the international break but not only there, for example Morata picked up a injury with Man City, we have to hope they come back in good physical conditions.

“I guess now it’s important to be focused on the present, on the next game, to do our job in the best way to put all our best.”

About his future, Conte said:

“I think that in the last weeks I’ve read wrong things, in the interview I gave I just said that one day, in the future, I would like to go back to Italy.

“I know my position, I have two more years of contract with Chelsea, I like to work here, I like to work with my players, I like the great feeling I got with the fans. My family now stays here and my daughter is going to school here in Cobham, I want to clarify this.

“When a coach starts the work with the club for sure he hopes to stay for a long time and to build something important with the club. Our job is very difficult because everything can change in one day.”

Andrea Pirlo announced he will retire from his footballer career in the end of the year and speculations claimed he could end up working as Conte’s assistant:

“I know that Andrea decided to retire and finish his career in December with NYCFC, I think in this moment he doesn’t know his future and what he wants to do once he’s finished with his career,” the Italian manager stated.

On adapting David Luiz as a midfielder during Kante’s absence he said:

“We are speaking to adapt a player – David Luiz- that is very important as a central defender, because for me David is important as a central defender, if I can I prefer not to change a lot, because if you find a system, you can lose something, to play with three central midfielders could be an option, but I don’t want to change a lot, but if there is the necessity I am ready to do this and I am also ready to give chances to young players, like Ampadu or Scott.

Continuing to speak about next games, Conte said:

“We must be focused to work, we must be focused to do our jobs, the players and I, I think this must be the most important thing for us. Some issues are not important, now it’s important to look at the next game.

Bathsuayi started against Burnley, Qarabag, so he has no problem to start other games.”

Speaking about Kenedy, who last summer ended the Asian tour in advance for some controversial posts on the social media, he said:

“I think his mind must be focused on the pitch, not on social media, I think my task is to help him to find the right way, not the wrong way. I explained it to him, I am sure he understood, I think he has to continue to work like he’s doing, social media are not the most important thing in his career. he’s a very talented player, I see him very well, he’s got a good prospect to become an important player for Chelsea, he has to continue this way, I am sure his chance will come.”

Speaking about academy players to be insert in the first team, Conte said:

“We tried to do this last season, don’t forget that a lot of players from the academy players played in different games, they will play a lot in Carabao Cup, I think they will have the opportunity to play for Chelsea.”

And,finally, about Andreas Christensen and Charlie Musonda’s development:

“I think he can be a good example that, after two years on loan and after a good experience with Borussia Mönchengladbach, he’s becoming an important player with Chelsea. Charlie has to continue this way, we have only three number 10 and usually we play with two, he’s a talented player and I am sure he will have a good career, if his attention is more on the pitch and not on the social media.”

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Chelsea defensive duo formed by Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen was involved in the World Cup Qualifiers Matchday 9 tonight.

The former was an unused subs for England against Lithuania as Red Lions’ manager Gareth Southgate rotated his squad having already qualified, while the latter – Andreas Christensen – played the full game in Denmark’s 1-1 draw against Romania. Then Christensen and Eriksen secured a pass for the playoff as their run for the World Cup goes on.

Also Antonio Rudiger featured in Germany 5-1 win over Azerbaijan: the defender was among the goalscorers tonight, after replacing Byern Munich injured centre-back Niklas Sule.

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