Christensen Opportunity, Youth Chance, and Stars at the Bridge

Christensen Opportunity

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed that Andreas Christensen will come in for the suspended David Luiz in the next three matches, after the Brazilian received a straight red card in Chelsea’s goalless draw at home to Arsenal on Sunday. The Dane, who returned to the club following a two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach, has made three appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea this season. Christensen has started twice under Conte this season; Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Wembley, and the 6-0 win over Qarabag in the Champions League. The 21-year-old is set to start against Nottingham Forest in midweek in the Carabao Cup, then in the following two league games against Stoke and Manchester City.

Youth Chance

A number of Chelsea’s youngsters are set to be given the chance to impress in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup tie at home to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday. The likes of Charly Musonda, Kyle Scott, and Jake Clarke-Salter could all be given an opportunity to stake their claim for a regular spot in the Chelsea line-up. With one eye on Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Stoke, Conte could choose to make a number of changes to the side that drew against Arsenal on Sunday.

Stars at the Bridge

Football matches often attract big stars, and Sunday’s fixture was no exception. Watching Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal from the stands included actors, sports stars, and a former Blue himself. Actors Channing Tatum and Mark Strong were in attendance at Stamford Bridge, with the London premiere of their new film taking place on Monday night. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry also made an appearance at the game, and was later filmed scoring a penalty. Making a return to Stamford Bridge was John Terry, who left the club in the summer. The Aston Villa skipper was pictured in the stands watching his former side, along with a number of various stars from a number of fields.