Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has lauded the performance of Andreas Christensen during the Blues' 1-0 win over Liverpool on Thursday night.
The Blues condemned Jurgen Klopp's side to their fifth consecutive home loss for the first time in their 129-year history, thanks to Mason Mount's superb strike in the first half.
The young midfielder grabbed the headlines with yet another match-winning performance, but it was the Dane, who, just like Mount, came through the Chelsea academy, who took special praise from his manager.
"Andreas stepped in during the middle of the first half versus Tottenham which was a tough thing to do, and from the first minute he is absolutely impressive,’ praised Tuchel after the defeat of Liverpool," he said after the match.
"He is brave, strong in individual challenges, and very brave and intelligent in our build-up. He plays with a lot of confidence and I am absolutely happy with his performance. How he has stepped up is a big part of our performances,"
Chelsea have turned the corner since the German took over, and remain unbeaten in their last 11 matches, with eight of them wins.
Tuchel further said he was impressed with the overall performance of his team, particularly the consistency they've shown over the last couple of weeks.
"The only thing that helps, even if it is boring to hear, is to prepare for every game at the highest level because this league does not allow you to drop one percent. If we want to keep going we have to refocus again towards Everton [the next game] and nothing else, and the rest will take care of itself,"
Chelsea will next play Everton, another top-four rival, before taking on Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds.