Christensen ‘loves’ Chelsea and hopes to extend current contract
Andreas Christensen insists he’s had no thoughts of leaving Chelsea, assuring he “loves” the club.
The Denmark international has reestablished himself in the first-team under Frank Lampard after his opportunities were limited under former manager Maurizio Sarri.
That lead to mounting speculation that the 24-year-old could leave the club, but while Christensen admits life under Sarri was difficult at times, he never wanted to leave.
And the defender is keen to extend his current contract.
“I’ve never looked anywhere else,” Christensen told Sky Sports. “I’ve never doubted my situation. I’ve always had my eyes at Chelsea.
“I’ve had my contract and I’ve always expected to finish that and I’ve always dreamed of even more than that. Nothing has changed.
“Obviously it was a different situation last season but I still love being here, that’s the short answer.”
Willian expresses disappointment over loss to West Ham
Willian’s brace was not enough for Frank Lampard’s team, who conceded twice in six minutes either side of the break before Andriy Yarmolenko struck a late winner at the London Stadium.
However, face teams in the Premier League team like West Ham, who are fighting relegation, you know they can come back and they will fight,’ said the Spaniard.
The Brazilian had fired us ahead shortly before the interval with his second successful spot-kick in as many league games, but we were unable to hold onto that advantage for long. Tomas Soucek, who himself was denied the opener by a VAR decision, headed the Hammers level on the stroke of half-time.
Michael Antonio then completed the turnaround before Willian’s second goal of the night, an inch-perfect free-kick that has been a trademark of his in the past seven years. It was our no.10’s 10th goal of the season, and moved him into the top 10 of our all-time Premier League goalscorers with 36 goals.
But Andriy Yarmolenko’s 90th-minute breakaway effort condemned us to defeat, and with it a chance to leap above Leicester.
‘It’s very disappointing,’ lamented Willian. ‘The plan was to win the game and we missed a chance to go third. At least we have a game on Saturday to win at home. It’s not a time to complain. We have to win on Saturday.
‘We have to play every game as a final, and fight to get into the Champions League places.
‘We deserve to finish in the top four. Sometimes we have gone up and down, but I think we deserve to be there and we have to keep that position.’
Today’s goals, along with that penalty against West Ham, means Willian is the first player to score a goal in every month of the year.
‘I didn’t know about that! I’m happy with the goals, but when we’ve lost it’s a bit difficult. I feel very disappointed.
‘Now it’s time to rest well, recover well, and fight for the three points on Saturday.’