All of us keep in mind the reactions we had when Thiago Silva went down injured after making a key interception towards Tottenham some 4 weeks in the past.
Personally I had a blast of concern shoot via my physique, genuinely considering that we’d now be screwed and hoping that it was nothing critical.
I even have some important unique information on Chelsea’s pursuits of Erling Haaland and Gianluigi Donnarumma right here.
Properly, it wasn’t speculated to be critical, and none of us anticipated him to be out this lengthy.
However that blast of concern that I initially felt has dispersed, and that’s purely all the way down to a shock however glorious run of kind from the person who’s now being known as ‘The Danish Maldini,’ Andreas Christensen.
If anybody tries to let you know that they rated Christensen as one in every of our greatest defenders just a few 5 weeks in the past, they are going to be mendacity.
Christensen, though exhibiting lots of promise over time, has by no means cemented down an everyday spot within the Chelsea line up and he by no means confirmed the need and consistency to take action. He usually appeared weak-minded.
Nonetheless, these final 4 weeks he has confirmed lots of people unsuitable, together with myself. He has become a unique beast solely, and he’s enjoying with baggage of confidence and swagger. However most of all, excellent calmness.
As I mentioned, the previous Chelsea academy graduate has all the time confirmed lots of promise, however he has continued to disappoint the fan base up till now; as a participant as soon as labelled the subsequent John Terry, but we’ve got solely ever seen shadows of that.
However the truth that Thomas Tuchel has simply advised us that Thiago Silva is out injured for yet one more recreation towards Atletico Madrid tomorrow, I didn’t also have a shade of panic figuring out the shape and confidence we’re seeing from our very personal Maldini proper now!
Lengthy could it proceed!