Big day, Monday, in young Chelsea prospect Andreas Christensen's career. In the 63rd minute of Denmark's international friendly against Montenegro, it was the 19-year-old's number that was flashed up on the fourth official's board. Christensen replaced fellow teenager Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, and took his spot in defensive midfield. Christensen is theoretically a center back, but so far at senior level he's been used either as a right back or as a defensive midfielder. In any case, Chelsea's newest senior international then saw goals from Christian Eriksen and Viktor Fischer complete Denmark's 2-1 comeback victory.
Meanwhile, in Germany, Max Eberl was being talked up by BILD. If you don't remember the name, Eberl is Borussia Mönchengladbach's director of football (and former player) and one of the men most instrumental in securing Thorgan Hazard's loan and subsequent permanent move from Chelsea. Buoyed by that success, there is great anticipation for the next "Bubi" from Chelsea.*
BILD claim a one-year loan deal, though insinuate strongly that Eberl would look to make similar arrangements as with Hazard should Christensen do well during the first half of the season. These latest rumors match earlier reports from a couple Danish sources, so as of right now, Christensen getting loaned to Gladbach looks to have a pretty good chance of becoming a reality.
At least he'll get to say hi to Thorgan for us.
* I've heard of Busby's Babes, but apparently Eberl's Babes is becoming a thing, too. Next year's Champions League awaits his young and talented midfield group, that includes the likes of T.Hazard (22), Xhaka (22), Korb (23), Herrmann (24), and Hahn (24).