Andreas Christensen’s father has confirmed that his son may be forced to leave Chelsea if he is unable to break into Maurizio Sarri’s starting eleven.
Christensen emerged as an important member of Chelsea’s squad under Antonio Conte last term. He proved that he has all the credentials to make it at Stamford Bridge, despite his performances tailing off towards the end of the season.
The Dane’s slate was wiped clean upon the arrival of Sarri, which perhaps worked against him. Christensen returned late to training due to his involvement in the World Cup with Denmark – and David Luiz had already shown Sarri what he’s capable of.
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Christensen has struggled for game-time this season, during an important period in his development as a footballer. He needs to be getting regular minutes on the pitch, and by the sound of things, his father agrees.
Christensen’s father, Sten Christensen, is quoted by the Telegraph saying:
“If his situation doesn’t change around Christmas, we’ll obviously schedule a chat with Chelsea and say, ‘okay, what can we do for Andreas? Can we move him?’”
We cannot afford to lose Christensen, he is the future of our defence. Young players are prone to making mistakes, we just need to have patience with him before the creases are ironed out.
He would be the latest in a long line of promising young players who were unable to make it here due to a lack of opportunity. Let’s hope that the club have learned from the mistakes of the past.