Departing Chelsea technical director Micheal Emenalo has explained that Andreas Christensengave him the perfect parting gift during his final match with the Blues.
Antonio Conte dropped David Luiz for the Dane defender on Sunday and the selection was more than justified as the 21-year-old put in a superb display as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 thanks to an Alvaro Morata header.
Christensen has been a product of the Chelsea loan system, championed by Emenalo during his time with the Blues, and Emenalo believes that his performance was the perfect way for him to say goodbye.
"Andreas, unbeknown to him, gave me a wonderful parting gift yesterday because his performance is indicative of what development is all about," he told Chelsea TV. "Development equals humility, hard work and timing and Andreas has done all three."