Chelsea loanee Charly Musonda says there is no reason to panic because he has started this season on the bench at Real Betis and accepts that coach Gus Poyet wants to experiment.

The Belgian, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Real Betis, was snapped up by the Sevilla-based outfit on a season-long loan deal in June after he impressed during his first spell in Spain.

Real Betis underwent a sea of change over the summer, with Poyet taking charge of a club who lost as many as 16 players in May.

Musonda has thus far clocked up 58 minutes over two league games; the winger came on as second half substitute in matches against Barcelona and Deportivo La Coruna.

And the 19-year-old, who insisted that Real Betis have full faith in him, explained that things can change in football very quickly as he is hopeful about getting a prolonged run in the team.


“I should clarify the situation. We have a new coach who is experimenting a little. In addition, 16 players left the club”, he told Belgian outlet Voetbal Krant.

“But the season is long. The club have faith in me and I was the coach's first substitute in both league matches.

"I don't feel like a bench-warmer, I still feel like a main player."

And the Chelsea starlet thinks that he could soon be starting games for Real Betis.

“Things can change very quickly. I wouldn’t be surprised if in two to three months I am playing each match at Real Betis.”

Musonda is yet to make a senior competitive appearance for Chelsea, but is highly rated at the club.