Winger Diego Moreira made his Premier League 2 debut last Friday against Blackburn Rovers and reflected on how exciting the occasion was for him, as well as what he is looking to show in the Chelsea Under-21s.

Summer signing Diego Moreira came on as a second-half substitute in our 6-1 victory against Blackburn.

He made a great impression with some neat touches and good combination play in his cameo. Despite this, he is not interested in easing up and wants to continue to show his quality.

'I have already had the opportunity to train and play with the men's team, seeing how they train and play and with all their experience, I see why they are top players. I want to get there by applying some of those habits.'

He went on to add: 'I have learned so much from all the players because you can pick up tips from anyone, even if they do not play in the same position as you, but I think Raheem Sterling is special. I like the way he plays.'

Settling into a new club and a new country can always be difficult but Moreira has adjusted to London life well.

'I have the team and the club to thank for that, everyone has helped me to be comfortable. The team gave me a warm welcome when I joined and even in the first game, even though I did not score, I like our communication.

'Coming into a new environment, you can feel the physicality and the intensity, but it is nothing that I cannot handle as I enjoy new challenges every day.'

Following his debut, when asked on what he wants to achieve this season, Diego spoke of his aspirations as a footballer.

'I have big targets and big goals, the coach [Mark Robinson] has given me a lot of advice already and I want to continue building our relationship. I want to be the best I can possibly be and I think that is possible under his guidance and beyond.

'I am looking forward to the next game and the impact that I can make on the team.'

Our Under-21s take on Brighton at Kingsmeadow in their next match on Friday 18 August and kick-off is scheduled for 7pm. Tickets remain available to buy.