However, there was good news on Christensen, after the defender limped off during our win over Manchester City at the weekend, with Tuchel relieved the Danish international’s injury wasn’t as serious as he first thought, admitting he was worried the defender’s season could be over.
‘It was much better than we feared. We hope that he can come back in one of the two Leicester games. It will also be a tough one, but the season’s not finished for him hopefully. We have realistic hopes that he can make his comeback, at the latest, against Aston Villa.
‘Andreas was crucial in the matches when he played. We missed him for a few games around the Porto game because of hamstring problems and now he has a tendon problem. He is crucial in the back three, he gives us a lot of options because he can play all three positions and he’s very calm, but don’t misjudge him for being calm, he is a very tough one to play against.