Chelsea planning to offer Andreas Christensen a new contract

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)

A report from England over the weekend suggests that Andreas Christensen is in line for a new Chelsea deal.

Christensen’s Chelsea stint

Andreas Christensen joined Chelsea’s youth ranks in 2012, after departing his home country of Denmark.

And he has since gone on to endure an interesting stint with the Blues, which has, at times, seen Christensen struggle for first-team action.

The stopper spent two years on loan in Germany between 2015 and 2017, honing his craft with Borussia Monchengladbach and earning a name as one of the top defenders in the Bundesliga.

Upon his return to Stamford Bridge, Christensen was then handed a prominent role in Antonio Conte’s setup.

However, Conte was replaced by Maurizio Sarri ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Sarri, who did not make use of a back-three/five like his predecessor had, in turn, didn’t use Christensen much, with the now 24-year-old having notched just eight Premier League appearances under the Italian.

And it proved a similar story last season under Frank Lampard. Christensen did feature more under the Englishman, but remained far from first-choice.

Chelsea to offer Christensen new deal

Since Thomas Tuchel took over from Lampard back in January, however, the 37-time capped international has established himself as a key figure for Chelsea, starting in five of their last six league outings, and against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, though, as Tuchel has been using a back-three, which, as already mentioned, is generally the system in which Christensen performs best.

And now, his resurgence under the former PSG boss looks set to earn Christensen a new deal.

The Dane’s current contract will only have a year to run come the summer, and talks are reportedly yet to take place over an extension.

As per the Telegraph, though, Chelsea are planning to offer Christensen a new deal imminently, amid his superb run of form under Tuchel.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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