Date:25th January 2022 at 3:51pm
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Chelsea returned to winning ways on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. 

The result ended the Blues’ run of four league games without a win, and means that Spurs have won just twice in 39 games at the home of their bitter rivals, a run that stretches back to the early 1990s.

Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva were enough to give the Blues victory on Sunday, with the Brazilian’s the 15th league goal scored by a defender for Chelsea this term.

The performances of Silva, as well as his defensive allies, have been pivotal to the success of Thomas Tuchel during his tenure as the club’s manager.

The likes of Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and full-backs Ben Chilwell and Reece James have all been outstanding for Chelsea this season, although the club do face the very real prospect of losing some big names.

Azpilicueta, Christensen and Rudiger are all set to be out of contract at the end of the season, while Silva himself has only recently agreed a 12-month extension keeping him in West London until next summer.

Christensen has made 21 appearances across all competitions so far this season

Now, with the futures of the Blues’ other three senior centre backs the centre of much attention, there have been developments that will do little to settle the nerves of Blues fans.

As per Goal, German giants Bayern Munich have registered an interest in Christensen.

The Bundesliga champions have moved to discuss a deal for the Dane following Niklas Sule’s refusal to agree a contract extension.

Sule, who himself has been linked with several Premier League clubs including Chelsea, reportedly refused an offer that would have banked him an £8.5 million salary.

The German international will now leave the club in the summer upon the expiry of his current deal, the report says, and Bayern are targeting Christensen as his replacement.

Both Sule and Christensen are free to sign pre-contract agreements with any club outside of Germany and England respectively this month, and can then move officially in the summer.

Chelsea are believed to be working on extensions for Azpilicueta, Rudiger and Christensen and are believed to be particularly optimistic about their chances of reaching an agreement with the latter.

 
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