Fikayo Tomori has opened up on the difficulties he has experienced at Chelsea as the competition in the squad continues to mount.
Tomori has only played thrice in 2020, making two appearances in the FA Cup and starting against Bournemouth.
The 22-year-old's shine has been deemed since the return of Antonio Rudiger who has been playing alongside Andreas Christensen in defence and the competition proves to be more stiff by the minute.
"It’s been a difficult period for me, but I’m working hard to try and get back in the team," said Tomori in an interview for Chelsea's club website.
"There is a lot of competition for places, not just in my position, so there are going to be disappointed people when they’re not playing.
"Throughout the whole season the manager has said if you train well and show why you should be in the team, he will put you in, and then it’s up to you to try and stay in the team.
"There have been many examples where people have come in and done well.
"Training is competitive and intense, and then when you get on the pitch someone is banging on the door which keeps everyone on their toes.
"I'm just staying positive, and in the grand scheme of things the most important thing is that the team wins."