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Tuchel tells Christense­n to sign deal


THOMAS TUCHEL has challenged Andreas Christense­n to prove his commitment to Chelsea by signing a new contract. The Blues manager thought an agreement had been reached with Christense­n, whose deal expires next summer. But the extension remains unsigned after the Denmark defender’s demands changed. The 25-year-old has not played since the internatio­nal break, having been benched for Chelsea’s last three games. ‘We have the hope that it (Christense­n’s lack of action) influences the contract situation a little bit,’ said Tuchel, hinting that the issues are connected. ‘My understand­ing weeks ago was that Andreas wants the same as me and the club. But we have been waiting a long time for confirmati­on. ‘How he acts on the pitch, he needs to act now off the pitch and walk the talk. He tells us he loves Chelsea and he wants to stay. He is a big part of a big club. We want the commitment.’ Tuchel takes his league leaders to Watford tonight hoping Romelu Lukaku will be revitalise­d following his enforced rest. He said: ‘We still believe (Lukaku) can make the difference for us. At the same time, we will be patient.’

 ?? AFP ?? Call for action: boss Tuchel
AFP Call for action: boss Tuchel

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