Chelsea were beaten away to Newcastle United over the weekend in the Premier League – but some of the club’s supporters on Twitter did at least praise defender Andreas Christensen for his performance.
Isaac Hayden’s 94th-minute header earned Newcastle three points at St James’ Park, as they snatched a win the closing stages in cruel fashion.
Despite 70 per cent possession, Chelsea couldn’t find a breakthrough in front of goal and saw a number of strong opportunities wasted.
Frank Lampard’s side host Arsenal on Tuesday night in their next league fixture and they desperately need a response.
The Blues are still fourth in the league standings right now, but fifth-placed Manchester United are only five points behind and face Liverpool on Sunday.
Chelsea have had inconsistent results cost them all season and it’s clear that there is still a lack of ruthlessness in the attack.
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media did at least find some relief from the display of Christensen in the heart of defence, who looked far more reliable that teammate Antonio Rudiger alongside him.
Christensen showed his authority at the back with a decent display against Newcastle, with plenty of strength in his defending and composure in playing out from the back too.
The 23-year-old has not been a nailed on starter in Lampard’s XI at Stamford Bridge this season, but is seizing his latest opportunity in the team and is still a developing talent that can have a big future.
Here are some Blues fans on Christensen:
I thought Christensen and James both had really good games and Barkley when he came on. Apart from though agree everyone was pretty poor!
— Luke (@LukeWillis90) January 18, 2020
Christensen good, Rudiger rubbish. Hope this helps.
— 🍁 (@OlIyCFC) January 18, 2020
In the midst of all this negativity on here I’d like to take a moment to praise Andreas Christensen. I have been giving him A LOT of critique the past 1.5 years but kudos to him. After that Lampard presser he has looked like a new man. Let’s hope he can keep it coming👊💙 pic.twitter.com/TNJa6hBwCC
— Ｂｒｉａｎ (@CFCBrian_) January 18, 2020
Christensen has been superb. He’s improved massively. Credits to him.
— #8 (@MedianoEra) January 18, 2020
Christensen is MOTM. Don’t even follow me if you don’t agree. It’s either he is or you have an agenda.
— Bobby (@CFCRole) January 18, 2020
Reece and Christensen are the only ones playing well ffs
— Adam🍩 (@AdamCFC__) January 18, 2020
Christensen keep playing like this and he might just be CB1
— X 🕊 (@CFCShooterV2) January 18, 2020
— Ben Phillips (@benjiphillips) January 18, 2020