Chelsea take on Valencia in a big game in the Champions League tonight, and manager Frank Lampard has made one slightly risky call in defence.
Andreas Christensen comes in in central defence, replacing Fikayo Tomori alongside Kurt Zouma as the Blues travel for a tricky away game in Spain.
It remains to be seen if this will prove the right decision by Lampard, though it’s fair to say that youngster Tomori has played a lot of football this season and could perhaps benefit from a rest.
Despite mostly looking fairly solid for Chelsea, the 21-year-old remains inexperienced and perhaps looked a weak link in CFC’s team in their weekend loss away to Manchester City.
Christensen hasn’t played much this season, with tonight being his first start since September 28th, but he is perhaps a little better on the ball than Tomori.
Chelsea fans don’t seem entirely sure how to react to the news, with some worried about the presence of the Denmark international, while others back Lampard to have made the right decision…
Massive trust from Frank Lampard putting Christensen back in for a fixture of this magnitude.
Fingers crossed there’s no rust.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 27, 2019
CHRISTENSEN IS BACK BABY!!!
— Tega (@RareTega) November 27, 2019
Christensen starts so a semblance of ball progression from our CBs today is possible ??
— ?(3-15) (@WidePlaymakerV3) November 27, 2019
Christensen has not played any minutes since September. Throwing him into a game of this magnitude when Tomori has been playing really well Is a huge risk #cfc
— Tom Simpson (@DasherTS) November 27, 2019
Christensen is the weak link
— Obi Rush (@ObiRush) November 27, 2019
— Chelsea England?? (@WaelWaellampard) November 27, 2019
Christensen haven't played for a while, why is he starting?
— Gussie Mens ??? (@Ini_mens_44) November 27, 2019
I like how Lampard decided to bench Tomori today, he has been dropping ball lately and Christensen also deserves a chance.
— Father of Khalilah (@famochi09) November 27, 2019