Andreas Christensen has admitted that he will have to leave Chelsea if he continues to struggle for game time this season.
The 22-year-old Denmark international has made just three appearances for the Blues under current boss Maurizio Sarri this season, while none of them have been in the Premier League.
It is in stark contrast to last season when he made 40 appearances under Antonio Conte's leadership as the Italian preferred to play with a defensive back-three at Chelsea.
In the last three seasons, I've played, so it's clear that I do not see me staying if my current situation is also true in the future.Andreas Christensen
Sarri has opted to go with a two-man central defensive pairing which means Christensen has been forced to watch the majority of games from the sidelines.
But, having become a key man for his nation, Christensen is keen to make sure he remains involved, especially on the back of his World Cup outings in Russia in the summer.
Therefore, he could be on the lookout for a new club if his situation does not improve with the Londoners.
He said: "It has been a hard season. To be honest, it has been very difficult. I had a good season last year and I played a good World Cup.
"I cannot stand to have so much patience again. Now I'm 22-years-old and I really want to play. In the last three seasons, I've played, so it's clear that I do not see me staying if my current situation is also true in the future.
"It's too early to talk about when to change if I'm going to change. But it is clear that it is not a good situation for me.
"It has been difficult to get into the team, and when we get the good results that we currently do, it will only be even harder.
"It's a gift for the team, but for me personally it has been a hard start of the season."
Chelsea face former boss Jose Mourinho's Manchester United after the international break on 20th October and they are 3/4 to win at Stamford Bridge. The Red Devils are 4/1 to pick up the three points and the draw is available at 29/10.
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