Kurt Zouma reflected on his long journey to recover from a serious knee injury three years ago.
He suffered the injury against Manchester United in February 2016.
While it was a setback to his career, Zouma recovered through his impressive loan spell at Everton last season.
Now he is ready to push forward and become a mainstay for Chelsea.
Speaking about his journey, he said to the club's official website: "It has been a very, very long journey. I don't want to talk about that now because that is the past but I fought very hard.
"People don't know, people don't see but I was in the shadow, working hard to get back because I had a very, very bad injury. I was off for one year but people forget that and don't see. But me, I always believed in myself.
"My family was always there behind me, supporting me and now I am back here, I am very happy to play here. I just want to keep going."