Position change helped me massively – Chambers
Calum Chambers says Fulham’s trip to Liverpool in November was, on a personal note, the turning point in his season.
England international Chambers arrived at Craven Cottage on a season-long loan from Arsenal last summer and he started his temporary stint with the Cottagers as a centre-back, having played in this position for the majority of his career.
The 24-year-old struggled during the first couple of months of the campaign and found himself in-and-out of the starting line-up under then-manager Slavisa Jokanovic.
However, the Petersfield-born star was deployed in a defensive midfield role in the 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on November 11 and he believes this change in position turned his season around.
He told the club’s official website: ‘For me, personally, it was a bit of a tough start.
I started the first two games but then didn’t really play and was out of the team for quite a while.
It was quite a tough start to the season for me, and luckily I had Scotty [Scott Parker] who kept me working hard.
‘He made sure my head was staying in the right place, made sure I kept working hard and kept myself going to get back in the team.
Then when we played Liverpool away I got put in midfield and that was sort of the turning point in the season for me.
‘Since then I’ve taken every game as it’s come and really enjoyed playing at this club.’