Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen claims his time playing for Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga helped him become a better defender.

Speaking to the Telegraph ahead of Chelsea’s game against Manchester City on Saturday night, in which Christensen is being tipped to start, the Danish defender has looked back on his time in the Bundesliga.

I was a young player on loan. It was what I wanted and it was good for me, big games against the best players.

I was facing top strikers in the Bundesliga and that was a new thing for me then as well. It helped me to know what will hopefully come more often in the future and that’s something I’m looking forward to. I want to play against the top, top strikers.

Christensen impressed at Borussia Monchengladbach, leaving Chelsea with no choice but to implement him into the first-team squad following his two-year loan.

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The young Dane has made a mark already this season, despite the summer signing of Antonio Rudiger.

Antonio Conte is said to rate Christensen very highly after keeping tabs on him while he was playing in the Bundesliga last season.

Should Christensen go on to start on Saturday night at Stamford Bridge he would become the fifth Chelsea academy graduate in 15 years to start three or more domestic games for the Blues.