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Thursday, March 24, 2022

"I was on his team and I got to see the magic" - Former Chelsea academy graduate comments on working with Eden Hazard

  Former Chelsea academy graduate Dujon Sterling has opened up on his time at the club and what it felt like to train alongside Eden Haza...

 

Former Chelsea academy graduate Dujon Sterling has opened up on his time at the club and what it felt like to train alongside Eden Hazard. The 22-year-old is currently with Blackpool in the EFL Championship on loan from the Blues.

Speaking to Football.London , the right-back opened up on his long-term injury. He also revealed that Hazard was the first-team player to make the biggest impression on him. He said:

Luckily I was never against him in training. Normally I was on his team and I got to see the magic. He is a great player and a good guy in general. He was just at a different level.”

When asked whether the Belgian gave him any tips on how to mark the best players in the world, Sterling replied with a laugh:

No, He just said, all you have to do is give me the ball’.”

Sterling joined the Chelsea academy in 2007 and spent the next 10 years developing himself. He made his first-team debut in the EFL Cup in a 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the third round in September 2017.

However, a lack of first-team opportunities and a long-term hamstring injury limited his impact at Stamford Bridge. He has undergone several loan spells since then.

He went through the academy alongside the likes of Mason Mount and Reece James, who have since gone on to become mainstays in the first team.

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