Andreas Christensen warns he may leave Chelsea due to lack of games

 during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Lyon at Stamford Bridge on August 7, 2018 in London, England.
Image: Andreas Christensen has warned he may push to leave Chelsea

Andreas Christensen has warned he may choose to leave Chelsea if Maurizio Sarri does not offer him more game time.

The 22-year-old made 40 appearances for the Blues last season under previous head coach Antonio Conte, establishing himself as a regular member of the Italian's back-three.

Christensen also enjoyed consistent starts during the previous two seasons, when he spent time on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.

However, he is yet to play in the Premier League under Sarri - making just three appearances in total - and admits he may push for a move from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri during a training session at Cobham Training Ground
Image: Maurizio Sarri's switch from playing three centre-backs to only two has dramatically reduced Christensen's time on the pitch

He told Danish website bt.dk: "It has been a hard season. To be honest, it has been very difficult. I had a good season last year and I played a good World Cup.

"I cannot stand to have so much patience again. Now I'm 22-years-old and I really want to play. In the last three seasons, I've played, so it's clear that I do not see me staying if my current situation is also true in the future.

"It's too early to talk about when to change if I'm going to change. But it is clear that it is not a good situation for me.

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"It has been difficult to get into the team, and when we get the good results that we currently do, it will only be even harder.

"It's a gift for the team, but for me personally it has been a hard start of the season."

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