Christensen on dealing with difficult circumstances and Ziyech’s importance to Chelsea

We returned to Premier League action after Club World Cup and FA Cup football earlier this month, and ahead of a Champions League game against Lille and then next weekend’s Carabao Cup final. Christensen feels Chelsea are responding to that challenge by grinding out victories, not least the hard-fought one in south London yesterday.

‘At the moment we’re fighting, we’re scraping points, and sometimes you need that,’ said the Dane.

‘We prepare well game to game, it’s a little bit mentally draining, but we recover as quickly as possible. Everyone has their heads on right. We are still in every tournament possible so there are a lot of games. I think we’re doing a good job.