Andreas Christensen is reportedly about to sign a new contract at Chelsea.

According to The Telegraph, the Blues defender is “close” to agreeing a new long-term deal to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge. 

The report explains that the centre-back’s current contract expires in 2022, so he’s set to earn a reward for his form this calendar year. 

Christensen has been superb in back-to-back victories to start the Premier League season. He slots into the heart of a back three effortlessly. 

The 25-year-old appears to be taking his game up another level.

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Andreas Christensen turning into a colossus in Chelsea defence

Christensen is a player who’s been on the books at Stamford Bridge since 2012. Therefore, he’s someone that loves Chelsea and has massive respect from the fans. 

His senior career for the Blues has been full of ups and downs in terms of his form, but he’s been maturing immensely during 2021. 

 

First of all, he delivered a flawless display in last season’s Champions League final win when called upon as a first-half substitute after Thiago Silva’s injury. It would have been easy to buckle being thrown into a game of that magnitude, but he was calmness personified. 

Secondly, he’s stepping up his game on the pitch under manager Thomas Tuchel and is a great fit as a ball-playing centre-half in the back three. There is some real experience around him in defence to help support him.

Finally, he was outstanding at Euro 2020 this summer with his country Denmark. Tuchel described him as “amazing” over the summer. 

There are no longer concerns around him when he plays and it’s great to see him stepping up his consistency.

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