Levi Colwill has insisted that Chelsea have made progress this season, even though the Premier League table doesn’t exactly reflect it.
The Blues are 10th on the log after a 3-2 win against Luton Town on December 30.
Colwill has also hailed his own growth.
Colwill told the official Chelsea website: “I’ve come out of my shell a lot more this season.
“Last season, I was a lot quieter, but this season, with a group of players similar in age, and new boys coming in, I’ve tried to help everyone as much as I can and put an arm around them.
“I think people have seen that in the changing room. I am here to help and any knowledge I can pass on I will. There are a few leaders in the changing room and we’ve got to help as much as we can.
“There have been a lot of ups and downs this season. We’re learning a lot as a young team, which is important for the future. But we are improving, you can feel that around the building.
“It’s a group of new players that have never played with each other before. We need to adapt and understand everyone’s attributes and build from there. We’re improving and that is the main thing.”