Malo Gusto reflects on taking Reece James' position at Chelsea


Chelsea's defender Malo Gusto has spoken for the first time about his few games at the London club since he came in for injured Reece James.

The Frenchman has started three games out of Chelsea's first five games this season across all competitions. Malo Gusto was speaking in an interview where he spoke about his desire to take his chances in the absence of Reece James who has been ruled out due to injury.

"We are all sad for Reece. We must not forget he is our captain. He is important for the squad and the club. Now I must use this opportunity to replace him in a good way and show that I can play. When you sign for a top club, you expect to be next to big names. I know I have the skills and quality and I’m here for it. It was a similar situation at Lyon. [Right-back Leo] Dubois was also the captain. So, it’s nothing new for me. I have always learned from these situations. It’s important to have this type of competition.”

He also spoke about the goal of the club and what they intend to achieve.

"We are starting to have a good team with a good understanding and, of course, a very good manager. Now we need to get Chelsea back where it belongs.”

The 20-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge from Lyon for £26million plus add-ons in January, but he was sent straight back on loan to the French side until the 2023 summer.