‘I know he believes in me’ – Christensen on Tuchel’s trust

Christensen will be back at Cobham this week ahead of our Premier League encounter with Aston Villa, where the smart money will be on him starting again for the Blues as we bid to thwart the attacking endeavours of Danny Ings, Ollie Watkins and Co.

Yet the classy centre-back knows the demands of top-level football mean no player can rest on their laurels, particularly as the Blues look to continue an unbeaten start to the season and keep close to the pace-setters at the league’s summit.

‘As I have experienced before, things can change quickly,’ he added. ‘Suddenly some other players can perform well or be given a chance and you can end up in the cold again.

‘But right now, it’s super cool to play such a major part and to be in the thick of things.’