Andreas Christensen has claimed that on-loan Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek produced the best individual display that he’s been involved in.
Christensen, 24, is a centre-back option in the Chelsea squad this season and has come into the side recently to impress under new manager Thomas Tuchel.
Meanwhile, Loftus-Cheek has spent this campaign out on loan at Fulham, who are fighting against relegation in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old moved to Craven Cottage temporarily and it’ll be interesting to see Tuchel’s plans for him in the summer.
He is a powerhouse central midfielder that has had injury problems, but during the 2018/19 campaign under Maurizio Sarri he was a key Chelsea player and scored 10 goals in 40 appearances.
Loftus-Cheek scored a brilliant hat-trick during that campaign in a 3-1 win over BATE Borisov in the Europa League, which is a competition they went on to win.
Christensen has described that individual display from the England international as the best from any teammate he’s had.
“There is a lot of Eden Hazard moments obviously,” Christensen responded when asked for the best performance alongside him (Chelsea’s official Youtube account).
“If I could choose one, I’d choose Ruben’s hat-trick in the Europa League. I think that meant a lot to him. Good goals as well all of them. He probably played better games than that… but I think moment wise the hat-trick.”
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Christensen may be showing some bias towards a close freiend, but that hat-trick from Loftus-Cheek was extremely memorable and it was at a time when he was flying high.
His injury setback has meant that he’s looked a shadow of that player since and supporters are yet to see him back to his best during his time at Fulham.
He’s an all-action attacking midfielder that proved in the past his ability, but it seems like he’s still struggling with some confidence and form.