Chelsea’s long-term John Terry replacement working towards first-team spot

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Chelsea’s academy star Andreas Christensen is looking to break into the Chelsea first-team.

The 17-year-old star promises to have a big future in the game after impressing numerous times at youth level.

After considering his future at the club, Jose Mourinho has reportedly told the youngster to stick around as he holds high hopes for him.

Despite joining Chelsea in 2012 from Danish side Brondby, the central defender was initially deemed too young to be thrust into the Chelsea senior squad – though he was named on the substitutes’ bench on the final day of last season.

Represented at international level for the Danish U21 team, Andreas Christensen has already built an impressive repertoire and the next step in his career would be to make his Premier League debut for the Blues.

When asked upon his plans for the future, he told Sky Sports:

"They tell me that I've still got a future at Chelsea and they still have confidence in me."

"Therefore, a club move is not something I am considering right now. I am playing for the Under-21s and would like to get more involved with the first team.”

"That is what I am working for right now and we will see where it leads."

With Chelsea’s final game of the season away at Cardiff City, perhaps if both the Premier League title and the relegation spots have been decided, then Jose Mourinho might give his young star his first taste of Premier League action.

Does Andreas Christensen have a big future at the club?

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