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The Next Carvalho! 17-year-old Chelsea starlet plays in stunning 8-0 win

Chelsea fought hard with Manchester City over Danish wonderkid Andreas Christensen back in 2011, now coming of age, he is impressing both nationally and internationally.

Under-21 European Championship qualification group 2 leaders Denmark proved their ability to play amongst the best youth international sides in the world when they smashed a hapless nine-man Estonia side 8-0.

Andreas, along with Fulham U21 midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen put Estonia to the sword and by doing so, extended their lead over chasers Russia in the standings.

Described as a tall, ball-playing centre-back and likened to Chelsea legend Ricardo Carvalho on the official Chelsea website, there is clearly something to get excited about when it comes to this player.

Already an established regular in the Chelsea NextGen side and lauded for his abilities at both ends of the pitch, he has really come on in the Chelsea academy.

Praise must be given to former manager Andre Villa-Boas who was the man to bring the young centre-back to the Bridge. He had to fight off stiff competition from the likes of Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Ajax to win the boy's signature and gave his dad a job as a goalkeeping coach as a gesture of goodwill.

At just 17, he is playing for one of the most promising youth international sides in the world. A side that is yet to lose in their quest for European qualification, having already beat rivals Russia 2-0 in their own back garden.

He is without a doubt a player to keep an eye out for.

image: © Jason Bagley

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