Report: Barcelona monitoring Chelsea defender Christensen

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Chelsea’s defense has seen a makeover in 2017/18 with a plethora of new faces, and one of those players is drawing significant attention from the Camp Nou.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Barcelona is tracking Blues defender Andreas Christensen — who has quickly become one of Antonio Conte‘s go-to starters at the back.

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The 21-year-old has worked his way into the Chelsea starting XI this season, alongside mainstays Gary Cahill and Cezar Azpilicueta in the team’s back-three system. With David Luiz out injured, Christensen has often been Conte’s first-choice, despite the club also bringing in ex-Roma center back Antonio Rudiger this summer.

Barca have yet to lose a match this season in either domestic or European competition since their Spanish Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid back in August.

The club has been short-handed defensively though with Samuel Umtiti sidelined due to injury, leaving Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano to fend for themselves.