Yossi Benayoun has revealed that he is relishing the new challenge at Chelsea. After three years with Liverpool, much of the time spent in the Liverpool Hospitality Tickets rather than on the pitch, the Israel international finally quit Merseyside when he joined the Blues in a £5million move in July.

A niggling groin injury halted his progress in pre-season but Benayoun is determined to make an impact for Carlo Ancelotti’s side as the Blues look to defend their domestic titles.

“There are a lot of good players, big players, for me it is the beginning and I have to work hard and prove I can bring something to this club,” said Benayoun.

“The only thing I can promise is I will work hard and do my best, and hopefully it will be good enough.

“I had offers from a few teams but when Chelsea came in for me it was the obvious and only thing to think about, and I am glad it came out in the end.”

Yossi Benayoun made his last appearance for Liverpool against the Blues on May 2, when Chelsea took a giant step towards the league title with a 2-0 win.