Chelsea fans react to Andreas Christensen display after beating Malmo
Chelsea recorded a win away at Swedish club Malmo on Thursday night – and many of the club’s supporters on Twitter offered a mixed bag on the performance of Andreas Christensen.
The Blues picked up a 2-1 victory on the road in the first leg of a Europa League Round of 32 tie, which came just days after the 6-0 hammering against Manchester City.
Maurizio Sarri’s side were fairly comfortable with a two-goal lead courtesy of goals from Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud, but Anders Christiansen did score for the hosts to give them a goal to take to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea turn attention to Manchester United in the FA Cup next and are still a group of players that are hardly high on confidence.
A selection of fans on social media were keen to discuss Blues defender Christensen, who was promoted to the starting XI by Sarri for the European tie.
The 22-year-old centre-back made his 15th senior appearance of the season and is someone that should be pushing for a regular starting position.
He looked fairly assured against Malmo for most of the contest and showed his composure on the ball.
But he did fail to make a tackle in the build up to Malmo’s late goal and may feel he could have done more.
Here are some of the Chelsea on Christensen’s display:
Christensen definitely showing that the confidence is coming back to him. Assured display so far.
Easily the best CB at the club, no question.
— ForeverBlue⁸⁴ 🏴🇮🇹 (@sazio1984) February 14, 2019
Was about to say that Christensen has been quietly good, but then he fails to deal with Rosenberg who assists Malmo’s goal. 🙄
— Will Moseling (@TheMosenator) February 14, 2019
Christensen is class.
— #ROMANOUT (@CFCRamsay) February 14, 2019
Christensen doing absolutely foolishness. What awful defending
— #willianout #alonsoout #sarriout (@feyi_aj) February 14, 2019
Solid first half. Christensen has been superb. Commanding, assured and confident both with and without the ball. Impressive #CFC
— Ben Croft (@bmjc1996) February 14, 2019
That is so lazy from Christensen. Still not really seen why our fans rate him so highly.
— Jake B (@JakeAB89) February 14, 2019
People gassing up Christensen and he gets spun like that? Rudiger would never
— T (@NumberNineRole) February 14, 2019
Christensen masterclass per usual 🔥🔥
— Junior The Prince (@1JrThePrince) February 14, 2019