Andreas Christensen may not have had the best time of it earlier this week as his Borrusia Monchengladbach side succumbed to Manchester City in the Champions League, but despite that subpar performance, the young Chelsea loanee is having a tremendous season over in Germany, becoming a first-team fixture at just 19 and helping, in part, to recover Gladbach's atrocious start to the season.
The center back, playing in either a standard four-man or, lately, a three-man back line has been gathering plaudits at increasing pace, in Germany, in England, and now, in Denmark as well, where the Danish PFA just named him the 2015 Talent of the Year.
This award is meant to be given for performances over the entire calendar year, but there's no doubt that after languishing on the fringes of last season's Chelsea first-team, it's been Christensen's performances for Gladbach that won him the award. It's almost as if young players can often improve significantly with actual playing time!
Other recent Talents of the Year, awarded since 1999, include Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Jores Okore, and Christian Eriksen.
Congrats, Andreas, and keep up the good work!