Ramires explains Chelsea exit.

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires says his lack of playing time under interim manager Guus Hiddink was the main reason why he left Stamford Bridge to join the Chinese Super League in the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old spent five-and-a-half years as a Chelsea player and made a total of 251 appearances and scored 34 goals for the Blues.

"One of the big reasons I left Chelsea was the arrival of the new coach," he told The Sun. "It wasn’t just because I had a good relationship with Jose (Mourinho).

"But when he was in charge, I knew there was a chance of playing and that the fight for a place in the team was always open.

"Yet when Hiddink arrived, he took me out of the side for no reason. I couldn’t understand why because I had played well and fought hard for a team that was having difficulties.

"He didn’t like me as a player or my way and decided very rashly that he wasn’t going to give me an opportunity to fight for a place in his team."

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