Why Fulham should sign Andreas Christensen to improve their defence
Fulham have made the worst possible start to their Premier League campaign after getting promoted in the summer. They spent a fortune on buying new players, especially defenders, to help them perform in Europe’s toughest league.
However, as it has turned out so far, Slavisa Jokanovic and his men haven’t kept a clean sheet in nine games. Moreover, they have shipped in 25 goals at a rate close to three per game. As a result, the Cottagers now find themselves in the relegation zone, something which they wouldn’t have anticipated after spending big over the summer.
The vulnerability is now so clear that every team in the league would be hoping to face them regularly. Fellow strugglers Cardiff City, who scored just four goals in eight games prior to facing Fulham, netted four in one game on Saturday.
The need for a defender is a must for Jokanovic if he is to turn this around.
Fulham should buy a PL quality centre-back
According to reports in Sky Sports, Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen will ask to leave the club if he doesn’t play regularly by Christmas. The 22-year-old is yet to make a Premier League appearance this week as Maurizio Sarri seems happy with the partnership of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger.
The Dane was one of the breakout stars for the Blues last season when he played regularly under Antonio Conte. However, things have changed since. The centre-back has played three games so far in all competitions, which shows he is way down the pecking order.
Fulham can take advantage of this situation and bid for the youngster in the January transfer window. The Cottagers are in a desperate situation defensively, and buying a Premier League quality centre-back would work well for them.
Christensen even played in the Champions League last season, hence, the 22-year-old does possess the experience and the talent to improve any defence in the league, let alone one which is leaking goals left, right and centre.
For the player as well, this could prove to be a good move because he would get regular playing minutes at Craven Cottage. If he performs well at Fulham, he might even be able to earn a big move in a couple of years.