In the wake of their 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal, Chelsea’s backline has come in for some severe criticisms from the fans and pundits.
The defensive pairing of Cahill and Luiz failed miserably as Arsenal blitzed past Chelsea in the first half on Saturday.
The Blues came into the match having not conceded in any of their last 6 games against Arsenal. But that record was all in tatters 11 minutes into the match as Sanchez capitalized on some dreadful defending to give the hosts the lead.
Arsenal scored yet another goal in a space of 2 minutes, this time Walcott scoring to double the lead. Ozil’s goal in the 41st minute proved to the final nail in the coffin as Chelsea never looked like making a comeback.
With Terry and Zouma sidelined from injury, the Chelsea defence has been thrown in chaos. Fans are now clamouring for the return of loanee Andreas Christensen on loan at Burossia Monchengladbach citing him as ‘the defender we need’.
The Danish international won Gladbach’s Player of the season award at the mere age of 20. It does make one question the rationale of the Chelsea board shelling millions on an error prone defender while loaning a solid prospect such as Christensen.
Checks the tweets below!
Call Christensen back from his loan.
It is alright if we have to pay compensation.
— Nanthini Bk (@nanthinii10) September 24, 2016
Wish we could recall Andreas Christensen from his loan at Gladbach, he's the defender we need!
— AH (@AHZABENYAAAA) September 24, 2016
— Stuart Brown (@Stuart23Brown) September 24, 2016
@Chelsea_HQ or just bring Andreas Christensen back from his loan spell and let him settle into the starting XI before we lose him
— Evan (@EvanSaini1) September 26, 2016
Get Zouma fit, get Christensen the fuck back from the SS, bin the crappy players and splash the cash on quality.
There you go @ChelseaFC.
— Fabregasm (@CFCjunkie) September 25, 2016
Christensen & Ake might make a few mistakes but atleast they won't be witches cones like Cahill & Ivanovic….. Bring em back!!!#ChelseaFC
— Mark Henwood (@Marwood_DJ) September 26, 2016
think Christensen and Ake need to come back from loan in January. both have looked great while away, it's worth a try right?
— Ryan (@djentist8) September 25, 2016
If I was Roman I'd be bringing back Christensen from monchengladbach. just drop branna an Cahill all together once zouma an terry are fit
— Tim hall (@tim_hall28) September 25, 2016
Don't understand why Chelsea don't recall Andreas Christensen. He's probs their best defender and he's on loan 🤔
— босс (@kaiyidnorth) September 24, 2016
— Gaurav Singh (@gaurav_0511) September 24, 2016
A recall for Andreas Christensen would be ideal right now.. #CFCLive
— Maf Rahman (@MaafRahman) September 24, 2016