Andreas Christensen was cool and composed for Chelsea during their 2-0 Champions League victory over Porto last night.

Christensen returned to the team having started on the Blues bench during their dire 5-2 defeat against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

It looked like the Dane had never been away as he seamlessly slotted back into Chelsea’s defence.

FC Porto v Chelsea FC  - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 3: Leg One
SEVILLE, SPAIN – APRIL 07: Andreas Christensen of Chelsea FC in action during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between FC Porto and Chelsea FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on April 07, 2021 in Seville, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

According to WhoScored.com, the 24-year-old made 83 passes against Porto, more than any player on the field that evening.

He did so with passing accuracy of 94%, another game high.

Add to that five clearances – second only to Reece James – and Christensen’s performance was complete.

Chelsea fans have got used to seeing these all comprehensive displays from their central-defender since Thomas Tuchel reinstated him into the side.

FC Porto v Chelsea FC  - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 3: Leg One
SEVILLE, SPAIN – APRIL 07: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Luis Diaz of FC Porto and Andreas Christensen (FC Chelsea) battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between FC Porto and Chelsea FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on April 7, 2021 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Berengui/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Many feared that the Blues would struggle following Thiago Silva’s injury and Christensen’s subsequent inclusion.

Any of those doubts have now been extinguished.

Aside from that Baggies blip, Tuchel’s team have been an almost impenetrable force that does not concede goals.

Chelsea Training and Press Conference
COBHAM, ENGLAND – APRIL 06: Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on April 6, 2021 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

A lot of this can be owed to the form of Christensen, who is beginning to look like the article Chelsea have been trying to mould for some time.

With all the talk of signing a new centre-back, the Blues might have a readymade option already on their doorstep.   

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