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Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has had a very interesting and yet bizarre football career till date.
At the age of 23, the Dane international would no longer want to see himself as a youngster, despite having been with the Chelsea academy since age 15.
His composure with the ball, pass accuracy and ability to bring the ball out from the back with no fuss are among Christensen’s very good qualities, but he has somehow struggled to get a grip on a regular first team shirt.
After a successful two year loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach, Christensen was highly sought after by Barcelona and Manchester City, but Chelsea managed to keep hold of him.
Christensen then found a way into the Chelsea team under former boss Antonio Conte as he was one of Conte’s valued defenders. But he also hasn’t had it lucky with injury, and Maurizio Sarri didn’t rate him highly.
Under Frank Lampard, the Dane seemed to be fourth choice at some point this season, as the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori were all ahead of him. However, Christensen has now won his place back in the Chelsea defence, and was a regular partner of Rudiger before the league was suspended.
Depending on how this season goes, Christensen who will turn 24 next month, will be wondering about his future.
Already, AC Milan are coming back for Christensen again, after they saw a winter approach fail.
They want a new management structure — with Ralf Rangnick, whom Chelsea also courted last year, is rumored to be arriving as technical director — and they want to reinforce the team, starting with the defence.
Christensen is believed to be top of their list, and it’s clear to see that Christensen is yet to fulfill anything close to his potential.
What do you think about Christensen’s future at Chelsea?