Andreas Christensen opens up about Chelsea FC future
The out-of-favour Chelsea FC defender is ready to take his chance when called upon by manager Maurizio Sarri
Andreas Christensen insists he is ready to seize his chance to impress in the Chelsea FC team.
The Denmark international has endured a frustrating season under Maurizio Sarri after the Italian head coach replaced Antonio Conte last summer.
The 22-year-old had established himself as a first-team regular under Sarri’s predecessor and earned rave reviews for his performances in the Chelsea FC defence.
However, Sarri has reverted to a back four with a preferred centre-half pairing of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger.
Naturally, Christensen was linked with a potential move in the January transfer window but the Danish defender remained at Stamford Bridge.
His only two starts in the Premier League this season came in a 2-1 loss to Wolves and a 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.
Christensen has featured in all seven of the west London side’s Europa League fixtures in the current campaign.
Discussing his future at Stamford Bridge with Bold.dk, as quoted by football.london, Christensen said:
“It’s difficult. At the moment there’s two clear first choices, and then there’s me. I just have to show that I’m ready and take the chance when I get it.
“A lot of talk [over a January move] but it was quickly made clear that the club still saw me as someone who would play.
“Of course thats really nice to hear so I just have to keep proving my self. I think I’ve been good the last few times I’ve got the chance and then I can only hope that I’ll be selected more often.”
Chelsea FC are embroiled in an intense battle to secure a top-four finish this season amid competition from Arsenal and Manchester United.
Sarri’s side suffered a humiliating 6-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Manchester City in their last top-flight fixture.
The Blues will take on Brighton in their next top-flight outing on Sunday.