- Andreas Christensen admits he is unhappy with his playing time.
- Christensen essentially rules out leaving Chelsea in January.
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Andreas Christensen has admitted that he is not content with his amount of playing time this term, but insists that he will not push for a move away in January.
Christensen’s emergence was one of few positives we were able to take from last season. We thought we had finally succeeded in integrating a product of our academy into the starting lineup. We were wrong.
Maurizio Sarri has arrived at Stamford Bridge and has rescued David Luiz from his Chelsea exile. The Brazilian has been drafted back into the side this campaign, leaving Christensen out in the cold.
Christensen is good enough to be starting for a team at this level. He’s proven it before, and it’s for that reason that his lack of game-time leaves a question mark over his future at the club.
The Dane has now discussed the situation he finds himself in, and he’s not a happy man. Christensen is quoted by the Metro saying:
“If you asked every player that’s not playing if they’re happy they’ll say ‘no’. Everyone wants to play but you know I can’t do anything but train and do my best when I get the opportunity.”
“I have to perform well to show him [Sarri] that he can count on me. You don’t want to sit around and wait for it you want to play straight away – that’s why we play football.”
Despite his frustrations, Christensen has offered some reassurance by essentially ruling out a move away from Chelsea in January:
“Not playing is not fun but it’s a different situation to last season. I don’t think so [leaving in January].”
Christensen is one of the most talented young defenders on the planet, even if his recent form has been below his usual standard. We can’t give up on him, else we’ll live to regret it – again.