Chester and his team-mates found themselves up against a simply stunning Chelsea performance in the opening half-hour at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the Blues secured a 2-0 win.
As Premier League debuts go, it was a tough one for Chester but he says that, after the initial whirlwind, he and everybody else came out of the game with added confidence after matching their opponents in the second half.
“I’m not sure how often we’ll come up against a front six like Chelsea had (in the first half) on Sunday,” said Chester.
“That was a massive baptism of fire but I think I’m only going to improve by playing against players like that.
“We showed pride in the shirt and our performance and I think we can take a lot from the second half performance. We showed that we have a great set of lads here. We showed a lot of fight and a lot of pride.
“We’re certainly not disheartened by what happened on Sunday. If anything, it has given us a bit of confidence because of the way we played in the second half.
“We know that the opening to the game isn’t going to be as difficult as that every week and hopefully we can pick up points against teams that we know it will be important to pick up points against.”
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