Andreas Christensen remembers Chelsea academy times
The Danish Prince, who yesterday turned 22, has been playing for the Blues since he moved to London being a 15-year-old kid, apart from a 2-year Borussia Monchengladbach loan spell.
"I was thinking I had to leave my family and friends, but apart from that, I was thinking I still just have to play football.
"I had an injury when I first came to Chelsea and I was here for two weeks and I tried to live in digs to see how it was. I just remember thinking it wasn’t bad and I could live like that. You got food served, they washed your clothes and stuff, so it was quite easy – it was fun.
"I was living with Jacob Maddox, Kevin Wright, Jesse Starkey and Miro Muheim – five boys, all in one house, and it was fun. We had the top floor of the house just to ourselves, with a TV room and sofas and stuff. We spent a lot of time up there, and I just remember thinking: 'This could be good.'