Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has said that he is finding this season ‘difficult’ after falling out of the first-team picture at Stamford Bridge this season.
The Danish defender was a regular in the Chelsea defence under Antonio Conte last season, making 40 appearances for the club at the heart of the defence, earning some rave reviews along the way.
However, with Conte long gone and having been replaced by Maurizio Sarri, Conte’s three at the back has been replaced by a back four, with Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz being preferred at the back by the chain-smoking Italian.
Christensen has made just six appearances for the Blues this season, with none of those coming in the Premier League to date, and while he still sees his future at the club, he has admitted that he is finding it difficult:
“Difficult question. No, I don’t think so [that my future is away from Chelsea],” he told Sky Sports.
“Things are different from last season. I played a lot of games but this season it hasn’t been like that. It’s always difficult for a player but we’ll see what [happens].
“If you asked every player that’s not playing if they’re happy, they’re going to say ‘no’. Everyone wants to play.
“I can’t do anything else but go back there, train and do my best. Every time I get that opportunity, I have to do well and 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 and that’s why we all play football.”