Chelsea wing back Ben Chilwell believes fight for places is the brain behind their successful second half of the season.
Chelsea have so improved measurably since the ousting of Frank Lampard and arrival of ex PSG coach, Thomas Tuchel as his replacement.
Tuchel has overseen the club emerging as a favorite to finish in the top four in the Premier League, while they are in the Champions League semi finals and FA Cup final.
Asked about the fight to continue starting for a team like Chelsea, Chilwell told the club website: “There is obviously competition for places at a club like Chelsea.
“When you play at a top club like Chelsea that is what you are going to have to expect. You can take it one of two ways – you can either just accept that someone else is playing ahead of you, and maybe not really care too much – or you can train hard and give everything in training, ask the manager questions about where you can improve your play.
“I did all of that, and when you get the opportunity to play, you make sure you play well and give the manager a headache for the next game about whether to keep you in. But I had it at Leicester with Christian Fuchs for a number of years, so that has put me in good stead for when it happens again in my career. It is important to have that competition for places because it brings out the best in everyone.”