Benoit Badiashile told Chelsea squad to believe in Champions League qualification

Benoit Badiashile will be hoping to Chelsea can have a more successful second half of the season.

Chelsea’s Champions League qualification is on hang as they stand 10th in the Premier League table. Benoit Badiashile has told the Blues squad that they must believe in order to qualify for the European competition next season.

The Frenchman arrived at Stamford Bridge last month after agreeing to a seven-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea. Moving from AS Monaco, the defender has got his Chelsea career off to a fantastic start.

The 21-year-old has partnered up with Thiago Silva, in the defence and has helped the Blues to take clean sheets against Crystal Palace and Liverpool respectively.

The new signings David Datro Fofana, Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Enzo Fernandez will be hoping to Chelsea can have a more successful second half of the season.

Speaking to Capital Football, the center-back said: “I am a new signing and still discovering but you have to give all your have to be a success here.

“I am very happy to be here, the level is elevated. The Premier League is the best league in the world.

“Now we have to at least believe we can (qualify for the Champions League through the league). If we pull it off? I don’t know.

“But Chelsea are a big club and the targets have to be lofty. At every big club there are moments when the going gets tough… but I am persuaded that with the big project the club has in place, we can do huge things.”

Badiashile will be hoping to feature for the Blues again in their next fixture as they play host to west London rivals Fulham on Friday at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

Having lost the reverse fixture 2-1 last month at Craven Cottage, they will be keen to get revenge and overtake the Cottagers in the league table with a win.

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