- Apr 13, 2015
Fully agree, I've always said picking Zouma as Silva's permanent partner was a no brainer. It's a damn near flawless partnership on paper and it's working out that way in practice. But I don't think I can be convinced Christensen couldn't also look like an improved version of himself, confident and solid, next to Silva though.The issue is Christensen isn't a complement for Silva the way Zouma is - it's really remarkable how perfectly Silva and Zouma's strengths and weaknesses cover for each other (e.g. Silva lacks a bit of pace & height while Zouma is among the fastest CBs in Europe and is literally the best in aerial duels; Zouma doesn't play the ball particularly well and he can get caught up the pitch at times while Silva is the best passing CB in Europe and reads the game better than anyone).