CHRISTENSEN ADMITS CHELSEA HAVE DONE A LOT FOR HIM AND IS HAPPY TO STAY AT THE CLUB

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Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was a first team regular under Antonio Conte last season before a mistake in a Champions League tie against Barcelona triggered a downturn in form and fortune.

The 23-year-old defender has had 20 starts for Chelsea this season with half of those starts coming in the Europa League.

Due to his lack of regular game time in the Premier League, Christensen has been linked with a move away from Chelsea but the Denmark international insists he is definitely staying at Chelsea, a club that has done a lot for him.

Comments attributed to Christensen in his homeland last month appeared to suggest Chelsea have told him he will not be sold should the two-window ban remain despite his desire to leave but the 23-year-old has now put the record straight.

When asked by Standard Sport to clarify the situation, Christensen replied: “It’s always difficult when I speak in Danish and it’s translated.

“I’ve said I’d like to stay, but they haven’t said I’m definitely staying. I’ve said what I want to happen and that was definitely staying.

“I’ve still got a long contract (2022). I’m still proud to be a Chelsea player. I’ve been here since I was 16. The club have done a lot for me.

“All the cup games and the Europa League have been very important in keeping me up to speed. I want to play every game, but I’ve taken my frustration out in this competition. It’s been helping me a lot.”

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