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Former Aston Villa midfielder George Boateng has urged Baba Rahman to stay at Chelsea and fight for his position.

Baba Rahman returned to Chelsea last month after his loan contract with Real Mallorca ended.

The left back since his return has been training alone, with rumors linking him away from the club, however, former Dutch international George Boateng has urged him to stay at Chelsea and fight for his position.

“Its an unfortunate situation because when you have an injury like that, it always seems to affect every player. It’s not easy. It’s a very high-risk injury but he came back, he’s playing and he’s fit again,” Boateng told Citi TV’s Tracker show.

“All I can say is that being a Chelsea player under Frank Lampard now seems to give more players of younger ages a chance to play.

“First and foremost, I will say join the pre-season. Join them, see if you can work your way into the squad and prove yourself during pre-season.

“You see young players like Hudson Odoi getting his chance. So he will also have an opportunity. But if he’s done with the pre-season, he’s fully fit and after a conversation with Frank Lampard he feels there is no opportunity for him to play, then I would probably seek for another loan deal.

“But at the moment, he should go for pre-season with Chelsea and prove himself that he’s fit and fully recovered and fight for a place.

“But you cannot fight for a place in six weeks. He needs to dig in and work his socks off to get your opportunity.

“Sometimes you have to sit there for three months and wait for one appearance and show what you can do. That is the best advice I can give him at the moment.

Baba Rahman, who joined Chelsea in 2016 from Schalke 04 was tipped by connoisseurs of the game to make great impact at Chelsea, but he his Chelsea career has been plagued by injuries.

He has featured in just 23 games for Chelsea, Baba has been sent on loan at Schalke 04, Reims and Real Mallorca.

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