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Christensen Hints At Possible Chelsea Exit After “Very Difficult” Start To Life Under Sarri

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has stated that he may have to leave the Blues in order to get first-team football.

The Danish international has barely featured under manager Maurizio Sarri so far this season and speaking during the international break, the centre-back said his patience is being tested:

“It has been a hard season. To be honest, it has been very difficult. I had a good season last year and I played a good World Cup.”

“I cannot stand to have so much patience again. Now I’m 22-years-old and I really want to play. In the last three seasons, I’ve played, so it’s clear that I do not see me staying if my current situation is also true in the future.”

“It’s too early to talk about when to change if I’m going to change. But it is clear that it is not a good situation for me.”

Christensen had a successful two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach before returning to Stamford Bridge. He then became a regular starter under previous coach Antonio Conte, racking up 40 appearances in all competitions during the 2017/18 campaign.

However, the 22-year-old has not featured at all in the Premier League this season and has had to settle for games in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

The switch to a back four under Sarri has left Christensen out in the cold. The Italian manager’s preferred centre-back pairing is Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz, with Gary Cahill having displaced the Dane from bench duties in the last few games.

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