Robert Sanchez is excited by the potential of this Chelsea team, but our goalkeeper also knows the Blues need to start accruing points quickly to reflect the positive performances we are putting in.

Sanchez joined over the summer alongside several other fresh faces, and has been an ever-present so far this season. At 25, and with almost a century of Premier League appearances to his name, the Spaniard is already one of the more experienced members of a new-look team.

After a pause for international football, we face Bournemouth today searching for a second victory of the league campaign.

‘We need to pick things up this weekend,’ Sanchez acknowledged.

‘We are learning from the mistakes we made in the last games and we are looking forward to the next one. We haven’t got the results we should have got, but we know what we can do, we know how good we can be, and it’s super exciting.

‘We've got a great manager, great staff, wonderful individual players, but it's a young team,’ he adds.

‘People have heard this a lot of times, but players have come in from a lot of different situations. It's new to them, and we need time. We're improving as quick as we can, we know we want to win but it does take time. Winning is the most important thing, it gives us the best feeling, and we'll get there.’

Sanchez’s rise to the Chelsea no.1 shirt has taken in loan spells at Forest Green Rovers and Rochdale, in England’s lower leagues, and a wait to break through at Brighton, which came during the 2020/21 season.

He has been in this country for almost a decade now, so is well aware of the success and silverware Chelsea are accustomed to enjoying, and he is determined and full of self-belief he can add his name to the pantheon of Blues greats who have passed through Stamford Bridge.

‘It’s a dream come true to play for the best team in England and one of the best teams on the planet. It’s an unbelievable feeling to finally get to this level. It’s what every player works for, their whole life.

‘It’s difficult to get here, but now I’m here I need to take the opportunity and try to become the player I know I can be. There have not been many number ones for Chelsea over the years, so now I’m the one I’m trying to do my best, trying to get everything out of myself.

‘With the help of the manager, team-mates, and the work I do in training, I want to do great for the club and become one of these legends everybody is going to remember.’