Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was one of the players under pressure going into the Europa League final on Wednesday and he passed the test with flying colours.

The Blues recorded a memorable 4-1 victory over Arsenal in Baku to ensure manager Maurizio Sarri won a piece of silverware during his first season in charge.

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A stunning second-half display from Chelsea going forward won the final and they could have perhaps scored even more.

But there were question marks over the defence going into the final against Arsenal, as they were without injured centre-back Antonio Rudiger against the lethal pair of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Chelsea managed to stand firm defensively though and Christensen proved any doubters wrong.

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The 23-year-old has had a mixed season that has seen him struggle for time in the Premier League, but he played in every single game during the Europa League campaign.

He managed 29 senior appearances across all competitions and his performance against Arsenal suggested that his confidence has been restored.

After an excellent breakout year in the 2017/18 season, the £80,000-a-week ace (Spotrac) has found it slightly more difficult under Sarri.

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But against Arsenal he looked composed on the ball and he made one exceptional last-ditch tackle in the penalty area, which had shades of John Terry about it.

Christensen is clearly someone with huge potential and should be a permanent starter at Stamford Bridge in years to come if he keeps developing.

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