Baba Rahman believes he will “definitely play more” games for Chelsea in the second half of the season after a frustrating time at Stamford Bridge so far.
Baba Rahman joined the Blues in a £21million deal from Bundesliga side Augsburg last summer but has started just three Premier League games so far this season.
The Ghanaian has not played a single minute in any competition since Guus Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho, yet he is confident of getting more action in the second half of the season.
“Of course it’s frustrating for any footballer to sit in the stands,” the 21-year-old told German newspaper Bild. “It’s not something I’ve experienced a lot of.
“As a young player you have to get used to it, and I have to get accustomed to life at a big club and this world-class league.
“In my view, the first half year was quite okay. But in the second half I will definitely play more.
“Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world.”
Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea after a disastrous start to the club’s Premier League title defence, but Baba Rahman was still impressed by the Portuguese coach.
“He always gave me tips on how to improve both defensively and going forward,” he said.
“I liked him right from the first moment. Every player would benefit from working with him.”