Andreas Christensen has declared his “love” for Chelsea and admitted their aim next season is to win the Premier League title.
Christensen has been a solid performer for Frank Lampard this season with the Blues boss rotating his centre-backs.
Lampard is a big fan of the 24-year-old and his future looks assured at the Bridge after a season of struggle under Maurizio Sarri.
The Dane, who is under contract until 2022, started just six Premier League games under the Italian, but the defender says he has always been committed to the club
“I’ve never looked anywhere else,” Christensen told Sky Sports. “I’ve never doubted my situation. I’ve always had my eyes at Chelsea.
“I’ve had my contract and I’ve always expected to finish that and I’ve always dreamed of even more than that. Nothing has changed.
“Obviously it was a different situation last season but I still love being here, that’s the short answer.”
After helping keep the deposed champions Man City quiet last week Christensen says the competition for places is intense.
“We all want to play every game,” he said. “The main target for all of us is to win something this season and at the same time we want to finish in the top four.
“All the defenders have played a similar amount of games. You feel good with whoever you’re playing with because you’ve played many games with each other.
“It’s all healthy competition. We can all step in whenever the time is. We know we have great players and that’s not just us, that’s the whole team as well.
“Especially since we came back in such great shape and great mentality. We’re just enjoying the moment as a team. I think we’re focused on keeping the relationships healthy and pushing forward for the next few weeks because there’s not long to go.”
However, next season will be different for the Blues. Already buoyed by the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner next season’s aim goes further than a top-four finish.
“We are in a process but I think we are way ahead of time,” he added.
“We know what we are capable of. We feel very comfortable and confident at the moment. [Winning titles] is where we all want to be, so why not?
“We’re all hungry. We have a good balance between experienced people and young, exciting talent. So I think that’s the goal for all of us.”