BENOIT BADIASHILE has revealed the three Chelsea players that he idolised when he was growing up.
The defender joined the Blues on a seven-and-a-half-year contract in a £35million deal from AS Monaco.
Badiashile also revealed how he can not wait to play with current Chelsea defender Thiago Silva.
He told club media: “There are some huge names in this dressing room.
“Like Thiago Silva, a legend.
“He is a player I really look up to, and so I am really happy to have the opportunity to play next to him.”
He added: “I’ve followed the club for a long time now and I admire the history of the club.
“It is a pleasure to be able to play here.
“Chelsea is a great club with great players John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba are some of the players I used to watch when I was younger.
“It is a real pleasure to be able to play at a club that has had the likes of these players in the changing room.”
He also expressed his excitement at the opportunity to work under manager Graham Potter.
He said: “On the pitch, I am very composed on the ball. I like to take the ball up the pitch, break down the lines of play and keep possession.
“The manager is someone that likes to keep possession and likes the team to move the ball up the pitch.
“I think this is a philosophy that suits me well and I’m very proud to be able to work with him.”