Bertrand hoping for fresh chance under Chelsea boss Mourinho
The 24-year-old made 38 appearances in all competitions last term, providing essential back-up to Ashley Cole as the west London club competed on multiple fronts and played over 60 games across the season.
"It's been a good pre-season for me and I'm pleased to have been involved as much as I have," he told the club's official website.
"Hopefully I can increase that playing time (on Saturday) which will put me in good stead for the start of the season.
"It's important to have competition for places and it brings the best out in the team. With any top-class side you need to have that in every position.
"I've been waiting for the Premier League to start for a while because there's nothing more satisfying than knowing you've got three points after winning a tough game."
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