Chelsea youngster Kevin De Bruyne says he is already feeling at home at Stamford Bridge, with the former Genk starlet bonding with Eden Hazard and Marko Marin as he gets ready for his first season with the Blues.

De Bruyne signed for the side last summer, but stayed at his club in Belgium on loan for an extra season as he continued to develop his skills.

And now that the loan spell at Genk has ended, the 21 year old has returned to Chelsea, and says his time so far with the London club has been a top class experience.

"For me the most important thing was just the signing," he told the Chelsea website. "I also had to leave quickly to get back to Belgium because I had games to be playing, and now I have met everyone it is good.

"Since I have been here for pre-season everything is fine, the club has taken very good care of me and has organised everything perfectly to make it easy.

"After I went back the club called me a couple of times. They changed the manager but I have spoken to people here and I know scouts have been watching in Belgium as well.

Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is raring to go for Chelsea.

"I know a couple of people here already so it's quite good for integration, I don't see there being any problems."

De Bruyne already has a group whom he feels at home with; Hazard is also a Belgium international, and the youngster said he has found life in west London even easier as a result of having him around, as well as fellow young signings who are new to the fold as well.

"I know Eden very well, and for a long time," he explained. "I played with him for the national team and we are the same age so we played together when we were 18, 19.

"Marko Marin is also here and we are all young, so it makes it easier to get to know each other. We also play the same style of football which is good for us, and we will find our way together."

And with Belgian Romelu Lukaku also on board, Chelsea is quickly becoming a good place for Belgian stars of the future to become top players.