Antonio Conte sends message to Chelsea fans about Andreas Christensen
Antonio Conte lavishes praise on Andreas Christensen following his good form for Chelsea
Antonio Conte has lavished praise on Andreas Christensen following his recent good form for Chelsea.
The Danish defender has been holding down a regular starting spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks and has been in impressive form for the west London side.
Christensen has started five of Chelsea’s 12 games in the Premier League this season and has been drafted in after David Luiz was dropped by Conte.
And the Italian coach has been delighted by the 21-year-old’s form when called upon by Conte this season.
Speaking at his post-match news conference after the 4-0 win over West Brom in the Premier League last weekend, Conte said: “In every game I have to try to make the best decision for the team and I think in this situation, Christensen deserves to play.
“Christensen is playing very well, but we have to play a lot of games – we play every three days – and I need all the players.”
Chelsea are now preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon as they look to keep their title bid on track.
The west London side moved up to third place in the Premier League table last weekend after having beaten West Brom 4-0 at the Hawthorns.
Chelsea are aiming to defend their Premier League title this term after having won the trophy in style in Conte’s first campaign in charge last season.
The Blues, however, did not have the distraction of European football at all last season.