KEY POINTS

  • Andreas Christensen appeared to hint that a contract extension is in the works with Chelsea FC
  • Christensen found a new lease on life under Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge
  • Tuchel acknowledged Christensen's talent and hoped that he remains with the Blues

Andreas Christensen is tied to Chelsea until 2022, but it appears there is a chance that his stay at Stamford Bridge may go beyond that.

The 25-year-old Danish defender is aware that there are a lot of speculations and talks about his future, but he prefers to stay mum about the subject. However, when he spoke with Ekstra Bladet, Christensen did hint that things are looking bright as far as staying on with the Blues is concerned.

"I know a lot is being said right now. I cannot say too much, but I think it looks good,” Christensen stated.

He is set to become a free agent next summer once his current deal expires. But since Thomas Tuchel took over, the Dane has had a change of fortunes.

Under Frank Lampard, the center-back hardly got the chance to show his skills. He fell down the pecking order and found himself in a precarious situation.

But all that changed with the appointment of Tuchel as head coach. Under the German manager, Christensen was given a bigger role, and things appear to be falling into place for the Danish footballer, Goal reported.

"I had a very difficult period under [Frank] Lampard, shortly before he was fired. Now luckily it’s going the right way for me. Things can go fast in this world. The most important thing is just that I have never given up," Christensen said.

He is currently playing for Denmark in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Since Tuchel took over in January, Christensen has made 19 appearances for the Blues. That included coming off the bench in the Champions League final of Chelsea against Manchester City.

Aside from that, Tuchel has found a use for Christensen in other matches. The player has appeared in three Premier League games so far this season as well as the UEFA Super Cup win against Villarreal.

Now that he is being put to good use, Tuchel is hoping that the Danish footballer can stay on at Stamford Bridge.

"At the moment, I think he feels the trust. He knows he can absolutely help. He is a top defender and top guy. I have the feeling he is growing every week in confidence and personality, which is good. He is doing fantastic since day one and getting better and better," Tuchel said.

Andreas Christensen of Chelsea Andreas Christensen of Chelsea Photo: Getty Images | James Williamson - AMA