Chelsea have no plans of parting ways with Danish defender

Chelsea have no plans of parting ways with defender Andreas Christensen when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year. The Denmark international has endured a tough spell under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri this term and he has yet to earn a single minute of playing time in the club’s Premier League.

Amidst this, he has been regularly touted for a potential move away from Stamford Bridge but Goal.com reveals that such situation appears unlikely to arise midway through the ongoing campaign.

The Dane made his Blues debut under the tutelage of Antonio Conte during the previous season after spending two seasons on loan with Borussia Monchengladbach where he enhanced his reputation at the heart of the defence.

Christensen thereafter managed 40 appearances for the Blues across all competitions despite being on the sidelines during the final months of the season where he was deemed to be struggling with fatigue.

Thereon, he had featured for Denmark at the World Cup where he was regularly involved in the centre of the park and they were suggestions that his versatility could come of use for the Blues when the 2018/19 season starts.

However, with the change of management, not much has gone the Dane’s way this term and he currently finds himself plying his trade exclusively in the League Cup and Europa League matches where Sarri has offered opportunities to fringe players.

At present, Christensen appears far off from making the jump for the Premier League duties but things could change in the forthcoming months, should an injury concern arise to one of David Luiz or Antonio Rudiger.

Moreover, the festive period generally involves a hectic schedule and this may tempt Sarri to rotate his central defensive options with Christensen and club-captain Gary Cahill waiting on the wings to capitalise on any opportunity.

Meanwhile, speaking about Cahill, Goal.com suggests that the former England international may rather be the defender parting ways with Chelsea at the turn of the year with his existing deal due to expire at the end of the campaign.

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