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Unsung hero: Andreas Christensen produced a solid showing for Chelsea

Unsung hero: Andreas Christensen produced a solid showing for Chelsea

Chelsea had to share a spoil of the points with Leicester City earlier as Frank Lampard’s side drew 1-1 in his first competitive match at Stamford Bridge as the Blues’ manager.

Mason Mount got the hosts off to a flyer when he punished an error by Wilfred Ndidi and put the ball past an onrushing Kasper Schmeichel.

However, the Nigeria international got things back on track for the Foxes when he managed to get on the end of a James Maddison corner and send a bullet header past Kepa Arrizabalaga with just a little over 20 minutes to go.

Lampard admitted he liked certain parts of what his team managed to produce, however also acknowledged that there was still plenty of work needed to do.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, he said: “We can only look at ourselves. I think today once the pressure came, we didn’t have enough angles or options to keep the ball moving. We were camped in their half for the first 20, 25 minutes, but we need to be ready when the game changes, to grab it back. We need a bit of personality about us. We saw it in midweek but today we didn’t quite have it. We have to improve, this is a process, and it will take time.”

One man that put in a solid, but perhaps an unnoticed, performance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday was Andreas Christensen.

The Dane, who might be playing for his place in the side (like Kurt Zouma) whilst Antonio Rudiger is on the sidelines and yet to come back, went about his business in fine fashion and looked rather assured with what was put in front of him.

According to match data collected by WhoScored, the 23-year-old managed to make two tackles, three interceptions and seven clearances to keep Leicester City to just one goal – which could suggest the 6.7 match rating the website gave him a little unreasonable.

West London Sport gave him a seven, stating that his performance was ‘admirable’: “He had a tough time dealing with permanent pest of a striker that is Jamie Vardy but stuck to his task admirably.”

With Rudiger still absent, Christensen appears to be doing the job he needs to do to be in contention once the Germany international returns to the reckoning.

Chelsea fans, what did you make of Christensen’s performance against Leicester City? Let us know your thoughts by sharing them in the comments section below!

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