A report from England over the weekend suggests Andreas Christensen is in line for a new Chelsea deal.
Christensen’s Chelsea stint
Andreas Christensen joined Chelsea’s youth ranks in 2012, departing his home country of Denmark.
Christensen has since gone on to have an interesting career with the Blues, which has, at times, seen him struggle for regular first-team action.
The stopper spent two years on loan in Germany between 2015 and 2017, honing his craft with Borussia Monchengladbach and earning a name as one of the top defenders in the Bundesliga.
On his return to Stamford Bridge, Christensen became a fairly regular feature in Antonio Conte’s set-up.
However, the Italian was replaced by Maurizio Sarri ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
Sarri, who did not play a back-three/five like Conte had, didn’t feature Christensen too heavily, with the now 24-year-old notching just eight Premier League appearances that term.
There was then a similar story throughout 2019//20 under Frank Lampard. Christensen did feature more under the Englishman, but it was still quite clear the Dane was not Lampard’s first choice.
Chelsea to offer Christensen new deal
Since Thomas Tuchel took over Lampard back in January, though, the 37-time capped international has become a key figure for Chelsea, starting in five of their last six league ties and against Atletico Madrid in the first leg.
This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, though, as Tuchel has been using a back-three, which as already mentioned, is generally where Christensen performs best.
Now, his resurgence under the former PSG boss looks set to earn Christensen a new deal.
Christensen’s current contract will only have a year remaining come the summer, and talks are reportedly yet to have taken place over an extension.
As per the Telegraph, though, Chelsea are planning to offer Christensen a new contract following his superb run of form under Tuchel.
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