Christensen’s Chelsea stint
Andreas Christensen joined Chelsea’s youth ranks in 2012, after departing his residence nation of Denmark.
And he has since gone on to endure an attention-grabbing stint with the Blues, which has, at instances, seen Christensen wrestle for first-team motion.
The stopper spent two years on mortgage in Germany between 2015 and 2017, honing his craft with Borussia Monchengladbach and incomes a reputation as one of many prime defenders within the Bundesliga.
Upon his return to Stamford Bridge, Christensen was then handed a distinguished function in Antonio Conte’s setup.
Nonetheless, Conte was changed by Maurizio Sarri forward of the 2018/19 marketing campaign.
Sarri, who didn’t make use of a back-three/5 like his predecessor had, in flip, didn’t use Christensen a lot, with the now 24-year-old having notched simply eight Premier League appearances underneath the Italian.
And it proved an identical story final season underneath Frank Lampard. Christensen did characteristic extra underneath the Englishman, however remained removed from first-choice.
Since Thomas Tuchel took over from Lampard again in January, nonetheless, the 37-time capped worldwide has established himself as a key determine for Chelsea.
Tuchel on Christensen’s contract
The 25-year-old’s long-term future on the Bridge, although, stays considerably up within the air at current.
This comes with the stopper’s deal set to run out in 2022. And, if no new contract is signed, then it might most likely be clever for Chelsea to money in on Christensen in the summertime, reasonably than let him depart on a free the next yr.
Talking forward of his aspect’s conflict with Fulham, nonetheless, Thomas Tuchel has been drawn on Christensen’s contract state of affairs.
And the German urged Christensen to do his speaking on the pitch, while additionally stating that he’s glad to have the Dane at Chelsea:
“I believe it’s the most effective if he talks on the pitch, and so long as he’s on the pitch and so long as he performs like he performs, he has all arguments and all rights to be right here.
“I believe he’s glad to be right here, and I’m glad that he’s right here.
“So I cannot get entangled in every other state of affairs, talks or negotiations, I by no means did and I by no means will.
“However he speaks for himself on the pitch and that is a very powerful.
“And this isn’t the second now to get distracted with every other points.”
Quotes by way of the Day by day Mail.
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