His time at the Cottage proved productive as he racked up over 2000 minutes of football, including 30 Premier League appearances.
"I thought it was the most important for me at that time," he told chelseafc.com.
"I came back from injury but didn't feel myself, didn't feel powerful, wasn't running past people and felt like I lost a lot of muscle and power. So for me, mentally, I just wanted to go somewhere where I could play a lot and get that feel and confidence back after such a long time out with such a bad injury.
"I felt like I had to get away and play as much football as possible, and I got that."
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