Andreas Christensen pulled out of Chelsea matches during Frank Lampard's time in charge, says Jody Morris

CHELSEA defender Andreas Christensen pulled out of games while Frank Lampard was manager, former assistant coach Jody Morris has revealed.

Thomas Tuchel revealed earlier this week that the Dane has omitted himself from several squads this season – including the FA Cup final defeat to Liverpool last weekend.

And Morris, who was Lampard's right-hand man during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge between 2019 and 2021, has confirmed Christensen did the same while they were there.

Speaking to Stadium Astro, he said: "To be fair we experienced that [pulling out of matches] ourselves when we were here working with Andreas.

"You never know what some players are going through. Whether it be nerves, whether it be something off the pitch.

"We experienced it a few times with Andreas but I don’t think he’s the only player who experienced it.

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"He’s probably more honest about that sort of side of it."

Christensen will leave Chelsea at the end of the season when his contract expires.

He is expected to join Barcelona on a free transfer.

And following their FA Cup final defeat, Tuchel did not hold back in revealing that Christensen has chosen to miss several matches this season.

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He said:  "Andreas came the morning of the match [against Liverpool] to tell me he's not ready.

"He had his reasons, they stay private and confidential. It was not the first time as you can see.

"Over the last weeks that we had the same situations."

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