Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is reportedly close to penning a new deal at Stamford Bridge – and some Blues fans on Twitter are buzzing with the speculation.

First of all, the 25-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with Chelsea. Therefore, the London club are looking to tie down his future and reward him with a fresh contract. 

In addition, it looks like Blues manager Thomas Tuchel wants to keep him as an important player at the club.

The Telegraph states that Christensen is “close” to agreeing a new long-term contract.

There is plenty of competition within the squad to start in Chelsea’s back-three, but the Danish centre-back has looked a class act whenever given the opportunity to play.

It’s been an effortless start to the new 2021/22 season and it’s noticeable how much he’s improved since Tuchel arrived at the club in January.

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Andreas Christensen a Chelsea fan favourite

Christensen has had a turbulent Chelsea career where he’s been in and out of the XI, but he keeps getting better each season.

 

The centre-half is in possession of the shirt right now. However, he’s competing with centre-back teammates such as Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta for a starting role.

A selection of Blues supporters on social media are over the moon that a new contract is on the horizon for him. One fan even describe him as “JT’s rightful heir”, which is a reference to the club’s ex-centre-back John Terry.

Chelsea legend Terry went on to become one of the best captains and defenders of his era during his playing career after coming through the academy.

Christensen has been on the books with the Blues since 2012, so he’s gone through a similar earning experience at Cobham.

Here are some Chelsea fans hailing Christensen:

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