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Chelsea Balls: The Daily Mail’s Attack On Andreas Christensen Is Based On A Hunch

HOW football reporting works: The Daily Mail obliges its promise to feature one story a day on the big clubs. It tweets: “On £20,000 a week…and he plays for Chelsea’s youth team.”

He’s Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen, signed from Danish club Brondby in 2012.


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The Mail writes:

“Meet Andreas Christensen, the 18-Year-Old Chelsea defender who is on £1million a year but has never played for the first team. Andreas Christensen, described as a ‘gazelle’ by pretty much anyone who has ever watched him play, turned 18 on April 10. He earns £20,000 a week and has not made a first team appearance. Something, somewhere, is going wrong when youth team players are walking around with that kind of money.”

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Posted: 17th, April 2014 | In: Sports | Comment