Lyon striker Bertrand Traore says he had to leave Chelsea for the sake of his career.

After a loan with Ajax last season, Traore left permanently for Chelsea in the summer.

“Going from Chelsea was the best decision for me. I am enjoying myself, as a young players you can only improve if you are playing every week,” said the Burkina Faso international.

“I enjoyed my time at Chelsea and when I had opportunities to show what I could do on the pitch, I took them with both hands. But there weren’t any guarantee I would play.

“Yes, I would be happy if it was me in the Chelsea first-team playing every weekend, but this is football and you have to take decisions. Along with Chelsea, I took the decision to sign for Lyon and I am happy with that.”