The Danish international has signed a new four and a half year contract that will keep him at the Bridge till 2022.
Since returning from a two year loan stint at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Andreas Christensen has been impressing the Chelsea faithful. Because of his surge, veteran David Luiz has lost his place in the Chelsea starting line-up. A calm presence in the centre of Chelsea's three man defence, he is considered by many fans as one of the best defenders in the premier league though only 21.
The defender has made 22 appearances so far this season and upon signing he said ‘It feels really good to sign a new contract and I’m just happy to be committed to Chelsea for the future. I’ve played a lot of games, I’m enjoying it at the club and everything is working well.’ While Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia words were : ‘This contract is reward for the excellent form Andreas has shown in the first half of the season. He showed immense potential when he signed for Chelsea in 2012 and is now enjoying the benefits of the dedication and professionalism he has shown since. After two seasons on loan in Germany we were convinced he was ready to be a part of the squad this season and he has grasped the opportunity with both hands. We are delighted he has chosen to commit his future to Chelsea and we look forward to four-and-a-half more successful years with Andreas at the club.’
The danish international is definitely the present and the future for Chelsea.