Christensen unhappy but expects to stay at Chelsea

Christensen has been overlooked for much of this season.

Andreas Christensen has told Sky Sports News he is unlikely to leave Chelsea in January – but has reiterated that he is unhappy with his lack of first-team action.

Christensen – and his father, who acts as his agent – have previously suggested that the Danish defender could seek a move when the transfer window reopens.

However, Christensen believes it is unlikely he will move on midway through the season.

“Difficult question. No, I don’t think so,” Christensen said when asked if a January move was likely.

“Things are different from last season. I played a lot of games but this season it hasn’t been like that. It’s always difficult for a player but we’ll see what happens.”

Christensen and Gary Cahill have been on the fringes this term, with David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger firmly established as boss Maurizio Sarri first-choice centre-back pairing.

“If you asked every player that’s not playing if they’re happy, they’re going to say no. Everyone wants to play,” Christensen said.

“I can’t do anything else but go back there, train and do my best. Every time I get that opportunity, I have to do well and show him that he can count on me.

“You don’t want to sit around and wait for it. You want to play straight away and that’s why we all play football.

“Not playing is not fun. It’s a different situation to last season.”