Antonio Conte: 21-year-old Chelsea FC star can become one of world’s best

Antonio Conte reveals his delight at Andreas Christensen's improvement at Chelsea FC this season

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Antonio Conte has revealed his delight at Andreas Christensen’s fine form for Chelsea FC this season and is backing the Dane to become one of the best defenders in the world.

The centre-half has been a regular fixture in the first team under Conte this season after returning from a loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 21-year-old Denmark international has started 14 of Chelsea’s 24 Premier League games this season and has earned plenty of praise for his solid performances for the west London side.

Christensen has been rewarded for his fine form with a new long-term contract at Chelsea earlier this month.

Conte has been delighted by Christensen’s contribution this term and is backing him to enjoy a fruitful career at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to Chelsea’s website, Conte said: “I think from the start of the season, Christensen has improved in a fantastic way.

“This player, despite only being 21 years old, I think he could become a really important defender, not only for Chelsea, but in the world.

“The most important thing is to be humble, to continue with the will to improve and the will to work, but I am very pleased for his improvement.”

Chelsea are currently preparing for the second leg of their League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night.

The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg of the tie at Stamford Bridge earlier this month to leave the semi-final clash finely poised.

Chelsea were impressive 4-0 winners at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime as they returned to winning ways in the top flight.

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