Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has revealed that he sought advice from Blues legend John Terry following his apparent dip in form. The Denmark international has been one of the Blues’ standout performers during the current season, but mistakes have come into play over the past month, which have cost the team dearly.

The 21-year-old was at fault for Barcelona’s equaliser during the first-leg of the Champions League round of 16, and he has since made positioning errors against the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City. As a result, the Dane decided to have a small word with Terry, who had visited the club’s training ground earlier in the month.

Christensen said:“I try to keep things inside the club, not bringing anything home with me. My team-mates have seen all my other performances, so they know that these mistakes aren’t typical for me. I have had a smaller talk with John Terry: he has also experienced setbacks and it is always nice to talk to someone watching it from the outside and to learn that they have experienced the same.”

Despite his setbacks, Blues manager Antonio Conte has not been critical of the situation. The Italian manager has been protective over the defender’s performances since the start of the season, and he has previously suggested that Christensen has the potential to become a leader and legend at the club, similarly to Terry, who is presently with Aston Villa.

With less than two months left to the season end, Chelsea have plenty to play for in the league as well as the FA Cup. The Blues are very much in the running for a Champions League place with just five points separating them from fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur whilst they are the favourites to win the FA Cup, where they have a key semi-final clash against Southampton next month.