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Chelsea defender Christensen excited facing Brentford's Danes: It'll be a war - but fun!

Chelsea's clash at Brentford will be a special game for Andreas Christensen.

There are as many as seven Danish players in Brentford's first team squad. Christensen has already played alongside three at international level, and it is likely that number will only increase in the future: a further three are regulars in Denmark's Under-21 side.

And the connections don't end there, with a Danish head coach, a Danish assistant head coach and a Danish co-director of football also working for the Bees.

Denmark defender Christensen told the club's website: "Brentford's rise is definitely something that has been recognised in Denmark.

"Everyone knows they have done the hard thing of missing out on going to the Premier League, and having to go back to the top of the Championship again.

"The players that come to the national team are bringing their Premier League experience now. Everyone in Denmark is happy we have more players in the best league.

"I'm good friends with them all,' adds Christensen of his relationship with Brentford's Danes, especially Christian Norgaard and Mathias Jensen.

"Being in London all together is special. It's the first time I've had Danish people so close to me. We see each other a lot, go for a round of golf or whatever. It is something we try to do as much as possible. It's always nice to spend time with Danish people."

He also said: "We all know it is going be like a war when we meet each other, but it's good fun!

"In Denmark, we have grown up always wanting to have the ball. That is how football is coached in Denmark. So, they have that in their game, but they also have that hardness you get from playing in the Championship.

"They are tough players and they work really hard. That's why I say war. I think it's going to be a physical match!

"I'm just looking forward to playing against my friends. I have only really played against one or two players from Denmark, but now it's going to be three or four in the same team. It's going to be special, and it's going to be fun."


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