Cesc Fabregas has waxed lyrical about the ability of Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen by describing him as “very underrated”. 

Christensen, who joined the Blues back in 2012, has gone from an academy player to a Champions League winner during his time so far at Stamford Bridge. 

The 25-year-old is now a ball-playing centre-back with an important role within Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

Tuchel’s appointment in January saw Chelsea switch to a back-three, which has helped a number of the club’s centre-halves thrive. For instance, Christensen has barely put a foot wrong in 2021.

Ex-Chelsea maestro Fabregas offered some kind words on Twitter when asked about former teammate Christensen. He seems to suggest that he can go under the radar.

“What a player. Very underrated. He’s very shy and doesn’t make too much noise because he hardly makes mistakes,” Fabregas said.

Fabregas spot on with Christensen comments

Obviously, plenty of Chelsea players regularly feature in the media. It could be goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after some special saves, or high-profile England international Mason Mount for pretty much anything he does. However, Christensen isn’t a figure spoken too much about in comparison. 

 

Christensen’s defending on the pitch is all about timing, positioning and accuracy. 

He’s not a powerhouse like Antonio Rudiger, nor a natural leader like Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.

It’s so refreshing, though, to watch Christensen go about his work effortlessly and deliver a minimum of 7/10 performances every match.

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Contract must be sorted by Chelsea

With Christensen’s deal expiring at the end of the season, alarm bells should be ringing for Chelsea. 

The Blues have reportedly taken a step backwards in terms of sorting out a fresh contract for the Denmark international.

It’s essential his long-term future is tied down.

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