Antonio Conte was unable to confirm in his pre-match press conference whether Andreas Christensen will be involved in Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Sunday, having been sent home early from international duty due to fatigue.
The 6 foot 2 Danish international has emerged as a key component of Chelsea’s defence this season, replacing David Luiz at the heart of the back three, but there is always a concern over putting too much physical demand on a young player when they’re recovering from injury.
With that in mind, we asked Chelsea fans earlier this week whether they’d risk starting the youngster, aged 21, against Tottenham and according to our poll, 64% of them would. Perhaps that’s understandable considering the gravity of Sunday’s clash – a defeat will essentially end the Blues’ hopes of a top four finish this season.
So, Chelsea fans, how would you line up Conte’s side against the Lilywhites? Let us know by commenting below…