Andreas Christensen opens up on his Chelsea future

Christensen’s time at Chelsea

Andreas Christensen joined Chelsea’s youth system in July of 2012.

Christensen would then eventually be loaned out to German outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2015 on a two-season loan.

The 22-year-old went on to play 82 games across all competitions for Mönchengladbach, in which he scored seven and assisted one.

After returning from Germany in the summer of 2017 Christensen enjoyed regular first-team football under Antonio Conte.

Christensen played 40 games across all competitions last season for Chelsea.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Andreas Christensen on his Chelsea future

However, since Maurizio Sarri took over at Chelsea, Christensen’s first-team chances have been limited.

The defender has featured just twice in Chelsea’s 26 Premier League games so far this season.

Christen has played 15 games in total for Chelsea this campaign but he is very much seen as back-up to Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz.

 

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As a result, FC Barcelona were said to want to sign him in the January window.

However, Chelsea would not sell Christensen as, according to the player himself, the club still see him as a useful member of the squad.

Speaking to Danish outlet bold.dk about his time at Chelsea and interest from elsewhere, Christensen stated:

“It is hard. Right now there are two clear first choices, and then there is me who comes right after. I just have to show, I’m ready and grab the chance when I get it.

“There was a lot of talk, but it was pretty soon made clear to me that the club still saw me as one of those to play. 

“Of course it is really nice to hear, and I just have to keep showing myself. I think I’ve done well, the last few times I’ve got the chance, and I just have to hope that something is pointed to me more often.

“ I’ve been to the club for many years and I still love being there. It is solely because of the playing time that the considerations have been set in motion. But I look forward and am very clear with the situation.”As quoted by bold.dk

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