Andreas Christensen is eager to overtake David Luiz in the Chelsea pecking order and find a place in the back three (via Bild.dk).
It’s not hard to be impressed by Andreas Christensen this season. The 21-year-old was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer but decided to stay in what has proven to be a sound decision.
The Danish international has made nine appearances for the Blues in all competitions and was singled out for his impressive performance against Manchester City last weekend.
“The confidence is something that I can use and I hope it can help provide more playtime going forward,” Christensen said in an interview with Danish publication, Bild.dk.
“But the result was not super good, so it is only the confidence I can take from the game.
“I am happy for the matches I have played and I believe I’ve shown my skills to the best of my abilities”.
Christensen has been deployed in the centre of back three and now looks set to rival David Luiz for his place in the starting lineup.
“It certainly looks like it is where I am fighting for,” Christensen continued. “In training, I am also working on the other two parts so if there is use for it then I won’t think twice about going in there.”
The youngster has had a lot of playing time of late thanks to the buildup of matches for the Blues in all four competitions.
“We’ve played 7 games in 21 days so it has been tough. Conte said before this string of games that if someone thought they could play all seven games, they had a screw loose,” he went on.
“He [Conte] really emphasized that he was going to rotate which he also has done. But I think we’ve found our legs and know what we’re going to do.”
Andreas Christensen’s rise to prominence has been one of the most pleasing things about this season. Let’s hope it continues for some time and he can find that starting spot.