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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel challenges Andreas Christensen to prove his commitment with new contract

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Thomas Tuchel tells Andreas Christensen to sign a new Chelsea deal after he thought an agreement had been reached… but the defender changed his demands

  • Andreas Christensen’s contract at Stamford Bridge will expire in the summer 
  • Manager Thomas Tuchel thought a new deal had been agreed with the defender
  • But Christensen’s demands have changed and an extension is still unsigned 
  • The 25-year-old defender has been benched for Chelsea’s last three games  


Thomas Tuchel has challenged Andreas Christensen to prove his commitment to Chelsea by signing a new contract.

The Blues manager thought an agreement had been reached with Christensen, whose deal expires next summer. But the extension remains unsigned after the Denmark defender’s demands changed.

The 25-year-old has not played since the international break, having been benched for Chelsea’s last three games.

Thomas Tuchel thought an agreement had been reached with Christensen but the extension remains unsigned

Christensen's current deal is set to expire next summer and his demands have changed

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel (left) has urged Andreas Christensen (right) to sign a new deal

‘We have the hope that it (Christensen’s lack of action) influences the contract situation a little bit,’ said Tuchel, hinting that the issues are connected.

‘My understanding weeks ago was that Andreas wants the same as me and the club. But we have been waiting a long time for confirmation.

‘How he acts on the pitch, he needs to act now off the pitch and walk the talk. He tells us he loves Chelsea and he wants to stay. He is a big part of a big club. We want the commitment.’

Tuchel takes his league leaders to Watford on Wednesday hoping Romelu Lukaku will be revitalised following his enforced rest. 

He said: ‘We still believe (Lukaku) can make the difference for us. At the same time, we will be patient.’

The Blues defender has not played since the international break after being sat on the bench

The Blues defender has not played since the international break after being sat on the bench

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