Chelsea fringe player believes he can be important for Chelsea this season

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Swiss international Denis Zakaria joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus during the summer transfer window.

Zakaria is yet feature for Chelsea so far, and didn’t play in any of Chelsea’s five games since he joined from Italy.

However, the 25-year-old is sure he’s good enough to play for the club and can make an impact at Chelsea.

Asked if he hopes to convince Chelsea to make his loan deal permanent, Zakaria told The Athletic: “Of course. If you don’t do good, you don’t have the chance to stay.

“Chelsea is a big club and if you’re not good enough, you can’t stay at this club. I am here to prove I deserve to be here, that I am a good player and I can help the team. We will see what happens at the end.”

Speaking about Juventus, the 25-year-old added: “I hope only the best for Juventus. I hope they can win the title in Italy and I would be very happy for that.

“Juventus is a big, big club, like Chelsea. I learnt a lot there, with big, big players. And I can only be grateful for that because they gave me a lot of chances and everything.

“I am a fan of Juventus and I follow Juventus, of course. But now I am a Chelsea player, so I’m focused here and I want to give my best to help the team. For me, I’m a new player, but I feel like I’ve been here one or two years already.

“It was not an easy solution [to join Chelsea] but in the end, I am a player, I need also this challenge to be better.

“For me, I am better when I take challenges. To change everything, like language, is not easy, but I think I can do it.”