"It is an important game for us because we feel we are on the way up and Chelsea is a good test and a good opportunity for us to continue our progress," he said.
"We feel we are progressing at the moment so we have a good opportunity to grab and to change what I call 'the inconvenient facts' of the recent years.
"I would like to think that we have improved and that's what we have to show. Last year we finished second in the league and the first team was Leicester.
"We have narrowed the distance between us and all the other teams but it's a new start. It's a new opportunity for everybody and we have to show that we can continue our progress."