- Andreas Christensen
- Central defender
- Current Team
- Chelsea FC
- Premier League
- April 10, 1996
Andreas Christensen is a tall, and confident defender. He is good aerially and confident with the ball at his feet. One of the Danish international chief attributes is his intelligent reading of the game.
Christensen started his career in his homeland Skjold Birkerød, before moving to Brøndby. His father played for Brøndby as a goalkeeper. Amid strong interest from other European giants, Chelsea secured the signing of Christensen in February 2012 on a free transfer. His arrival signaled the end of his eight-year stay at Brøndby.
After featuring mostly for Chelsea Under-21s, Andreas Christensen will make his senior debut in October 2014 against Shrewsbury Town in the Carabao Cup. He will sign a professional contract ahead of the 2013/14 season. He was part of the Under-19 that won the UEFA Youth League against Shakhter Donetsk in 2014.
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Loan)
With increased competition for the first tea, Andreas Christensen will move to Borussia Mönchengladbach on a 2-year loan in July 2015. He performed admirably prompting Borussia Mönchengladbach to seek for his permanent transfer from Chelsea, but the offer was turned down. He was voted their Player of the Season by the supporters.
He was also voted Danish Talent of the Year in 2105. Christensen made a total of 82 appearances for Gladbach across two seasons.
Return to Chelsea
Under Antonio Conte, Andreas Christensen struggled to hold down a place in the first team. He will only get game time when David Luiz was injured. The arrival of Sarri ahead of the 2018/19 season and his preference for David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger‘s central defense partnership did not do Christensen any favors.
It was under Frank Lampard that he got more valuable game time. The use of 3-4-3 formation at some point and the injury to Antonio Rudiger helped him cement a place in the first team. He will later fall out of favor with Lampard utilizing Thiago Silva with Antonio Rudiger or Kurt Zouma. However, injury to Thiago Silva brought him back to the line-up.
Under Tuchel, Christensen has become a more assured and confident player. His performance at the Champions League final after coming on for the injured Thiago Silva was impressive. He has followed that with a good start to the 2021/22 season featuring in all the Premier League matches so far.
Andreas Christensen featured for Denmark at all the youth levels before making his senior team debut in June 2015. He has 50 caps for Denmark.