In a recent press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League match against Leicester City on May 19, coach of Chelsea FC Thomas Tuchel claims the Danish player approached him on the night of the game against Liverpool and asked to be excused from the match.
He had his reasons, they are private and confidential. But it was not the first time as you can see over the last weeks we had some of the same situations why he did not play so regularly. We thought that we are in a good progression and good development because he played very strong in the match before the final against Leeds. But the conversation took place and we have to respect it and we, of course, respected it and he has our support.
Chelsea supporters may never see Christensen play again, as he is expected to join Barcelona as a free agent next season.