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Former Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore moved to Lyon in the summer after spending last season on loan with Ajax.

The 22-year-old striker has admitted he had to leave Stamford Bridge in order to save his career.

“Going from Chelsea was the best decision for me. I am enjoying myself, as a young players you can only improve if you are playing every week,” Traore said as quoted on Daily Mail.

“I enjoyed my time at Chelsea and when I had opportunities to show what I could do on the pitch, I took them with both hands. But there weren’t any guarantee I would play.

“Yes, I would be happy if it was me in the Chelsea first-team playing every weekend, but this is football and you have to take decisions. Along with Chelsea, I took the decision to sign for Lyon and I am happy with that.”

Traore hasn’t given up hope of returning to Chelsea one day.

“Why not, it is up to me to develop and progress as a player and prove that I am good enough to play in the Premier League,” Traore added.

“Others went back, it is a possibility. I have to focus on Lyon, do my best and see what I do in the future.”

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