Chelsea letting go of their talented but out-of-favour 24-year-old ace would be ideal for all

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Andreas Christensen of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Watford FC at Stamford Bridge on July 04, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Why Chelsea are right to let go of Andreas Christensen

According to Daily Express, Andreas Christensen could be one of the names who could be heading towards the exit door at Chelsea. The Blues are keen to offload some players after a summer of huge spending and bringing in a lot of players.

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Andreas Christensen started out at Brondby in 2004 and spent about 7 years in their youth side before being promoted to the U-17s. Within one season though, he was snapped up by Chelsea and drafted into their U-18 team.

He predominantly featured for the U-23s before being loaned out to Borussia Monchengladbach. It was in Germany that he started to make a name for himself and caught the attention of Chelsea. On his return, he was given a shot at the first-team. While he impressed in his first season, his performances dipped thereafter.

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY – MAY 20: Andreas Christensen of Moenchengladbach runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and SV Darmstadt 98 at Borussia-Park on May 20, 2017 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

So far, he has managed to play 106 games for the Blues. Currently, he finds himself on the fringes due to the form of Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma. The Dane is an experienced member of the national side with 37 caps to his name to date.

Chelsea have enough central defenders and should let go of Christensen

During the summer, Chelsea managed to get hold of Thiago Silva on a free transfer after his contract with PSG expired. With some experimentation in the early stages of the season, the pairing of Kurt Zouma and Silva seemed to work the best. Since then, these two have started regularly and Antonio Rudiger and Christensen were given a chance only in the Champions League.

While it’s all good that Chelsea have found their best defensive pairing, it leaves someone like Christensen in limbo. He is just 24 and these are still his growing years as a defender. Sitting on the bench and playing the occasional game is rather detrimental to his career. Yes, he may not be a world-class defender but he is a decent one with potential.

Chelsea’s Danish defender Andreas Christensen (R) comes off the back of Burnley’s New Zealand striker Chris Wood during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge in London on January 11, 2020. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

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It is very unlikely that his situation will change at Stamford Bridge given the club’s transfer dealings currently. Chelsea should consider the player’s future and let him leave the club. It would get them some cash to balance the books as well as give the player a chance to start fresh at another club.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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