Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has today signed a new and improved contract at Stamford Bridge, the club have confirmed.

Christensen has been in superb form for Chelsea this season and has established himself as a key player in manager Antonio Conte’s first-team plans. 

The Danish defender spent the last two seasons in Germany, as he gained valuable first-team experience on loan with Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga. 

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He has since been excellent for the Blues and has earned himself a new four-and-a-half-year contract at the club. 

Christensen has been preferred to experienced defender David Luiz in periods this season and has seen his transition from German football to Premier League action become a seamless one. 

The young defender will now hope to kick on and help Chelsea to a successful second half of the campaign in the coming months.