Thomas Tuchel has informed Andreas Christensen it’s time to “stroll the discuss” by committing his future to Chelsea following protracted contract discussions.
Blues boss Tuchel was anticipating imminent excellent news on the defender’s future nearly two weeks in the past.
However Denmark worldwide Christensen, whose present deal expires on the finish of the season, has seemingly stalled on placing pen to paper.
The 25-year-old was an unused substitute for the membership’s final three fixtures and, forward of Wednesday’s journey to Watford, might stay on the bench till the matter is resolved.
“We’ve to hope that it influences the contract scenario a little bit bit,” Tuchel stated of Christensen’s lack of motion in current weeks.
“My understanding was that it was a matter of a really brief interval earlier than we had excellent news.
“As I understood it, the membership needs the identical, the participant needs the identical, the coach needs the identical: to remain.
“And that is why for me it was a zero-problem scenario.
“However we’re ready a very long time now for affirmation and it is on Andreas to behave. How he acts on the pitch, he must act now off the pitch and stroll the discuss as a result of he tells us that he loves Chelsea.
“He tells us that he needs to remain. He’s an enormous a part of an enormous membership and I believe he is an ideal match and I believe his profession right here is by far not completed.
“However, like I stated, it is on him. We wish the dedication and hopefully we get it.”
Premier League leaders Chelsea head to Vicarage Highway a degree away from champions Manchester Metropolis following Sunday’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
Tuchel was boosted by Romelu Lukaku’s return from an ankle downside in opposition to United.
The German believes the late cameo will give his £97.5m file signing a psychological carry following greater than a month out and has “zero doubts” the striker will likely be a significant success throughout his second spell at Stamford Bridge.
“Crucial factor for me is that he turns into match and positive factors a bodily stage that he can begin for us and the remainder, I am fairly certain, will handle itself as a result of Romelu is a winner, is a champion and is hungry for extra,” stated Tuchel.
“I’m completely satisfied, I’ve zero doubts, that he could have a big impact into our workforce.
“We gave him now some minutes, I believe that helps him psychologically and this is essential. However he’s completely happy, he smiles day by day, he is decided, he trains on a really excessive stage.
“We nonetheless imagine that he could make the distinction for us. Tomorrow he’s with the workforce and he has an enormous probability to play.
“However on the similar time we are going to nonetheless be affected person.”
Chelsea trio Reece James, Jorginho and Timo Werner face late health exams, whereas injured trio Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic will likely be absent in opposition to Watford.
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