Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is reportedly hoping to use the Europa League as a means of impressing manager Maurizio Sarri. The 22-year-old has slipped down the pecking order under Sarri and has so far played just three Premier League games this season.

He has mainly been used in the Europa League where he has played 10 games. The Denmark international was a first-team regular last season under Antonio Conte and went on to make 31 Premier League appearances last term, scoring two goals in the process.

Christensen is a quality player and the Blues must do their best to keep him this summer. The player will not be short of offers should he hope to depart the West London club and will surely attract offers from some of the best clubs in world football.

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It is also important for the Blues to keep hold of Christensen considering that Gary Cahill is set to leave at the end of the season and question marks remain over the future of David Luiz. The 23-times capped Denmark international is capable of blossoming into one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League under the right guidance.

If Chelsea sell him, they may end up regretting it at a later stage in a similar way to how many top brass within the club might regret having sold Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah prematurely.

As quoted by Reuters, Christensen said: “I have tried to show myself on the training track, but it is difficult because it is limited how much we train with all the matches the team is going to play.

“Now I have played the matches in the Europa League and hope it will continue as long as we are in the tournament.”