Bertrand Traore didn’t fancy his chances under Antonio Conte (Picture: Getty)

Lyon new-boy Bertrand Traore has aimed a parting dig at his old club Chelsea over a lack of first-team opportunities during his time at Stamford Bridge.

The 21-year-old striker recently made an £8million move to Lyon on a permanent transfer after previous loan spells away from the Blues with Ajax and Vitesse.

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Having only made a total of 16 appearances in a Chelsea shirt, Traore believes he made the right decision to move on this summer as he knew he wasn’t going to get a look-in in Antonio Conte’s side any time soon.

Sounding slightly bitter at the lack of opportunities, Traore suggested he had grown tired of wasting his time doing all he could to win a place whilst continuing to be overlooked.

Traore spent last season on loan at Ajax (Picture: Getty)

‘It was time. Considering my age and for my development, it was time for me to leave the club,’ he said.

‘I could have stayed at Chelsea and played a few minutes in every game, fighting every day for a spot, knowing that I’ll never get a spot, I trained at the club, I did everything.

‘Two seasons ago, I challenged the starters but we all know what happened last year. I was there during pre-season and then I was sent out on loan.

Traore played just 16 times for the Chelsea first-team (Picture: Getty)
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‘So this year, I did not want to re-live the same scenario. It was time for me to find a stable club where I could play first-team football, where I could be one of the key players in the team.’

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