Antonio Conte has hailed Andreas Christensen as Chelsea‘s ‘best surprise’ of the season.
The 21-year-old returned from his two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer and has now cemented his place as a regular at the heart of Chelsea’s defence.
And Conte admits the Dane’s performances have meant that he will continue to get a run of games. ‘His performance was amazing,’ said Conte.
‘Every time I decided to give him the opportunity to play, he played with an amazing performance.
‘It’s not simple to see this composure, this calmness in a young player. Don’t forget, he played big games with great calm and great focus and concentration.
‘We must be happy because, I think, Chelsea found a player who can have the same career as some of the best defenders here.
‘I hope that Christensen helps me to make sure that happens. He’s a serious person, always committed in training sessions.
‘He doesn’t speak a lot. He prefers [actions] to words. I can predict for him a fantastic career.’