Date:11th November 2021 at 2:30pm
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Chelsea went into the final international break of the year sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League, despite a frustrating 1-1 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 

Thomas Tuchel’s side had gone ahead early on through Kai Havertz, but failed to convert a number of chances and were ultimately made to pay when Chris Wood levelled things up in the closing minutes.

The result was just the third time this season that Chelsea have failed to win in the league, and Thomas Tuchel’s side remain top of the table after 11 games.

Arguably the Blues’ biggest asset this season has been their defensive record, with Wood’s equaliser at Stamford Bridge just the second goal that they have conceded from open play so far.

Pivotal to their defensive rigidity has been the performances of Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, all of whom are due to be out of contract next summer.

The club have reportedly been working hard on extensions for the trio, but the lack of news had begun to worry Blues fans.

Now, Christensen has reassured the club’s supporters that the deal to keep him in West London will be agreed.

Christensen scored his first goal for the club against Malmo in October

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Dane explained that fans need not worry about his future.

“Hopefully (it will be signed) soon,” he said.

“I feel valued, I am happy, but I do not get into the contract situation.

“I do not know why everyone thinks it is a bad situation, because I’m still happy and I enjoy playing football.

“I do not think about it at all. I enjoy playing football, so I don’t know.”

The player’s extension will reportedly earn him around £120,000-per-week, as per The Standard.

Chelsea will be keen to tie all three players down to new deals before the new year, as they would all be able to agree a pre-contract agreement with any foreign club in January.

The Denmark international has now managed 44 clean sheets in his last 55 games for club and country, an impressive record that was pivotal to the Blues’ Champions League triumph last term.

 
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