Andreas Christensen’s successful transition from Chelsea’s loan army to the first team has been one of the biggest stories of the season at Stamford Bridge. The 21-year-old centre-back is clearly an exciting prospect, bringing real calmness and composure to the heart of the Blues defence.
However, Christensen has struggled at times against elite opposition during his first season as a Chelsea regular – that ill-fated pass against Barcelona in the Champions League particularly coming to mind. That’s perhaps why Antonio Conte has turned back to Gary Cahill in recent weeks for the business end of the season.
And that business end comes to a conclusion this weekend when Chelsea face Manchester United in the FA Cup final. So after both featured last time out in the 3-0 defeat to Newcastle, we asked Blues supporters who should start at the centre of defence in Saturday’s huge clash.
Our poll has revealed Chelsea fans are somewhat divided on the issue, but the majority – 55% – would start the experienced England international, demoting Christensen to the bench.
How would you line up Conte’s side this weekend, Chelsea fans? Let us know by commenting below…