Chelsea's trip to Prague sees Rudiger dancing and Christensen celebrating birthday

ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN celebrated his birthday with his Chelsea team-mates en route to Prague.

The Danish defender turned 23 today but spent his special day travelling to the Czech Republic for Thursday night’s Europa League quarter-final first-leg against Slavia Prague.

Luiz, 31, took to social media to document the start of the journey as the Blues set off on the coach.

The Brazilian Luiz posted to his 18.6million followers on Instagram: “Happy birthday little bro, let's go.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has gone with Luiz to partner Antonio Rudiger at the heart of his defence this season and Christensen has had to make do with a place on the bench.

The birthday boy will hope Sarri rotates his squad in Prague giving him a chance to press a claim for a first-team spot.

Chelsea eased past Dynamo Kiev 8-0 on aggregate in the last round and are massive favourites to progress past the Czech top flight leaders.

Eden Hazard boarded the plane to Prague but could start from the bench at the Sinobo Stadium.

The 28-year-old was in sparkling form bagging a brace in the 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday night.

Sarri's side are one of the strongest teams left in the competition along with London rivals Arsenal, who face Napoli.

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