Blow for Chelsea as key player deemed not fit enough for international duty

Chelsea have been dealt a blow ahead of next weekends top four showdown against Tottenham with Andreas Christensen a potential doubt for the game.

The Danish defender has been a revaluation for the Blues this season where he has already made 36 appearances with still a eight Premier League and potential two FA Cup games still to play.

However, his participation during next weeks game against Spurs has been thrown into doubt after he was sent home from International duty with Danish boss Age Hareide saying he is suffering from fatigue:

“Andreas Christensen has been sent home to London,” said Hareide.

“We do not want to take any risks with him.

“We have called up Peter Ankersen and Lasse Nielsen, so we are adequately covered in defence.

“I cannot say exactly what is wrong with Christensen, but it is a little fatigue.

“It’s not serious, but it can be. It is a bit frustrating because we would have liked to trial him in both central defence and as a defensive midfielder.”

The game against Tottenham is absolutely vital for Chelsea in their hopes of qualifying for next seasons Champions League. The Blues go into the game five points behind their London rivals knowing that a win will take them within two points of the top four. However, they also know that a defeat would leave them eight points behind with just seven games to play.

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