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Andreas Christensen struggling with lack of opportunity at Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte Christensen suggests he could look to leave Chelsea
Cary Erickson | 10 October, 2018, 17:46

But with a change in the dugout over the summer the Dane has slipped down the pecking order with new boss Maurizio Sarri favouring different personnel and systems to Antonio Conte.

Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen has warned manager, Maurizio Sarri that he will hand in a transfer request if he doesn't secure a regular role at the Stamford Bridge.

'I can't have so much patience again.

The 22-year-old told Danish football website Bold: 'Right now, it's not a good season for me, but I have to find some way to get back on. How?

Sarri has preferred a settled defence, with Antonio Ruidger and David Luiz forming the centre-back partnership for the former Napoli coach. I do not know, but it's up to myself to figure out. It has been difficult to get into the team, and when we're getting good results like we are right now, it only makes it even harder.

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And, having been a regular for Chelsea last season and spent the previous two campaigns playing on loan at German club Borussia Mönchengladbach, Christensen appears to be ready to do the same.

He added: "It has been difficult to get into the team, and when we get the good results that we now do, it will only be even harder".

"It's too early to talk about when I'm going to move, or if I'm going to move at all". But it is clear that it is not a good situation for me.

"It's a gift for the team, but for me personally it has been a hard start of the season".

Another loan move could be on the cards for the defender in January which, he admits, would leave him with a big decision to make about his future. "So it's great in that sense, but it's really frustrating that I'm not on the pitch".