Chelsea Boss, Thomas Tuchel hopes Andreas Christensen will be fit before the season runs-off following an injury set-back that has see the defender rule-out of Arsenal Premier League clash.
The 25-years-old defender limped off during Chelsea last away games at Ethiad in Chelsea 2-1 win against Manchester City.
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the full extent of his injury and the defender will be sideline in Chelsea next home game against Arsenal on Wednesday.
Andreas Christensen has been crucial to Thomas Tuchel improved backline and the Chelsea boss has highlighted Christensen qualities as he salute his influence on the team.
Thomas Tuchel while speacking on Andreas Christensen absense says: “it was much better than we feared,” Tuchel said of Christensen’s injury which he picked up against Man City.
“We hope that he can come back in one of the two Leicester games. It will also be a tough one, but the season’s not finished for him hopefully. We have realistic hopes that he can make his comeback, at the latest, against Aston Villa.
“Andreas was crucial in the matches when he played. We missed him for a few games around the Porto game because of hamstring problems and now he has a tendon problem.
“He is crucial in the back three, he gives us a lot of options because he can play all three positions and he’s very calm, but don’t misjudge him for being calm, he is a very tough one to play against.
“He uses his body very well, he is very strong in individual duels, he is good on the ball. The role in the back three suits him very well and I was very impressed by his performances.
“Now we got a big relief yesterday when the images were given and were not what we expected in the worst case. So we have realistic hopes that his season is not finished.”
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