Chelsea should reconsider signing another defender due to 25-year-old's Euro 2020 displays

Chelsea should seriously re-think their transfer strategy following Andreas Christensen’s performances at the European Championships.

Christensen sadly bowed out of the competition last night, as Denmark were beaten by England in the semi-final.

The 25-year-old unfortunately had to retire early after picking up an injury.


However, this setback will not overshadow his overall contribution to the tournament.

He was pivotal to the Danes exceptional group stage revival and even chipped in with a goal against Russia.

Ashley Williams called Christensen the man of the match for his display in the 4-0 win over Wales.

Surprisingly, the centre-back was clocked as one of the fastest players at the Euros, outpacing the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kylian Mbappe.

Combine all of these elements and the defender deserves mighty credit upon his return to Chelsea.

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Defensive dilemma

It should also be the Blues’ cue to reassess their thinking in signing another centre-half.

There have been serious suggestions that Thomas Tuchel wants another body in his rearguard.

Niklas Sule, Jules Kounde and Raphael Varane have all been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, although nothing has yet materialised.

Achraf Hakimi was also on the radar, yet Paris Saint-Germain beat them to the punch.

The question is: do Chelsea really need another man in that position?

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Currently, Tuchel can call upon Christensen, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, and Kurt Zouma.

He has also deployed Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James as part of his three-man back-line before.

Plus, returning loanees Marc Guehi and Ethan Ampadu are able deputies in defence.

There are plenty of very decent options, with the Danish international proving he is the player the Blues have always wanted him to be.

What Tuchel really needs is a striker and that certainly won’t come cheap.

Why through away money on an area that doesn’t really need tinkering, when there is a serious attacking hole in the squad?

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.