Former Chelsea winger claims Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian were not better than him

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Former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga has claimed Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro were not better than him.

The 22 year old left Chelsea for Sassuolo in 2017 and has lamented his lack of opportunities while at Chelsea.

Boga made just one appearance for Chelsea before leaving for Sassuolo.

Boga told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Every now and then, I wonder if I should’ve waited longer for my chance at Chelsea.

“But I had to play regularly and I was behind Hazard, Pedro and Willian in the pecking order. It’s not that they were better than me, but they were ahead in the hierarchy.

“No, I have no regrets. Antonio Conte didn’t talk to me very much. When he gave me my debut against Burnley, all he said was. ‘It’s your turn’.

“I came to Chelsea at the age of 12, as their scouts spotted me in a small Marseille club.

“It was very tough, those first two years, going from the seaside of Marseille to the fog of London.

“The food was a serious problem too, as I went from having cereal at breakfast to a plate of eggs and bacon. It was impossible to digest.

“My team-mates in the Chelsea youth team were Tammy Abraham, who is now the centre-forward of the senior squad, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Charly Musonda… we won the UEFA Youth League and the U21 Premier League.”

Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing the 22 year old but it is believed Chelsea have a buy-back clause for the tricky attacker.

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