Andreas Christensen has revealed David Luiz has helped him to adjust to life in the fast lane back at Chelsea…just as the young Dane is set to replace the Samba ace.
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte will turn to Christensen to bolster the Blues defence while Luiz serves a three-game ban following his red card for a challenge on Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac in the 0-0 Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
He will miss the Carabao Cup game against Nottingham Forest tonight as well as top flight fixtures at Stoke and at home to Manchester City. In his absence, Christensen will be tasked with adding solidity to the Cheslea rearguard. And, it seems, he will do so with the benefit of Luiz’s advice.
The Brazilian defender was happy to make a point of running through backline responsibilities during pre-season, and Christensen said: “David always does and he is a good person, he wants the best for everyone and for the team. If he sees something, he will definitely say it, it does not matter who they are.”
Christensen, who returned from a two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of last season, certainly believes in his versatility; and he feels that he is ready to cope with any tactical changes under the instructions of Conte.
He added: “When I was younger, my teams always played four at the back and then in the first season in Gladbach, we changed from four to three and played that through almost the whole season.
“I was the middle player, so I know that position. It is a little bit different what different managers want from a player who plays there but in general it is the same position.”