Arsenal icon Tony Adams was full of praise for Andreas Christensen’s “exceptional” display in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over his former club on Sunday.
It was a convincing win for the Blues who continued their impeccable start to the season at the Emirates Stadium.
Romelu Lukaku who scored his first-ever Chelsea goal on his Premier League return understandably stole the limelight after such a dominant performance.
But Chelsea, of course, kept another important clean sheet, and Adams admitted that he was proven wrong by one Chelsea defender.
“The 3-4-3 [formations are] really difficult to go up against, I’ve played against it a few times,” the former Arsenal defender told Premier League Productions (via Optus Sport).
“The area of the pitch which I thought might be their weakness — although Arsenal had no threat going forward — was Christensen.
“[But] I thought he was exceptional today, and he looked like a world-beater.
“Not only that it frustrates me that you got a good idea what happened at one end [laugh], you got the other centre-back at the other end looking like he’s having a holiday.”
Well, if you compared how Arsenal centre-backs had to deal with Lukaku, Christensen certainly looked like he was having a field day in comparison.
Overall, Chelsea have really dominated in the last two games that they rarely had any issue at the back.
Also, thanks to their squad depth, Thiago Silva’s absences have hardly made any difference as well.
Due to his age, Silva is always expected to miss a lot of games throughout the season, and Christensen is likely going to play a more prominent role for Chelsea going forward.
The Denmark international is not as fast or strong as, for example, Antonio Rudiger or Kurt Zouma, but like Silva, he is very comfortable with the ball at his feet.
His calm play style also makes him a suitable player in the middle of the back three, where he has to be ready to provide covers for more aggressive defenders around him.