Maurizio Sarri’s awful €40m defender dilemma

What on earth should Chelsea do with Andreas Christensen?

Once again, the Blues find themselves on the verge of losing one of their brightest academy talents because of a lack of game time. But is there any good solution to the problem?

The Danish defender spoke to Sky Sports this week, and while he denied he would be leaving in January, he was hardly convincing.

In fact, his weak denials may have persuaded people he won’t go in the winter, but he’s basically reinforced the idea that if things haven’t changed by the summer, he will be off.

But what can Maurizio Sarri do? His primary focus is on results, both for his own sake and for the team’s. We’re unbeaten this season, and he’s hardly going to break up the Rudiger-Luiz partnership if we aren’t losing with them in the team.

On the other hand, he risks losing a player valued at €40m by TransferMarkt – one whose real value could actually be much more than that if he continues to develop.

Who would be a football manager, eh?