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Chelsea boss Tuchel admits dropping Christensen over stalled contract talks

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted frustration over Andreas Christensen's contract situation.

Christensen's current contract expires at the end of the season and talks have stalled in the past few weeks which has seen the Denmark defender dropped from the starting line-up.

Chelsea boss Tuchel said: "I have no good news. My understanding weeks ago was that Andreas wants the same as me, that he wants the same as the club.

"And that's why, for me, it was a zero problem situation because everybody wanted the same as far as I understood it.

"But we are waiting a long time now for confirmation. And it is on Andreas to act how he acts on the pitch.

"He needs to act now off the pitch, and walk the talk because he tells us that he loves Chelsea, he tells us that he wants to stay and be a big part.

“I think he is a perfect fit and I think that he is not done yet here. His career here is, by far, not finished, [he] can still develop and be big, big player.

"But, like I said, it's on him, it's on him. We want the commitment and hopefully we will get it."

Christensen has not started Chelsea's last three games and Tuchel warned he wants "commitment" from the 25-year-old centre half and his absence might focus his mind.

"We have the hope that it influences the contract situation a little bit," said Tuchel.

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