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Just as we approach the new season, Chelsea FC are not only busy in the aspect of trying to recruit new players for the club, but the club is planning for the future by sending out youngsters to go and get valuable game time that will aid their development.

Chelsea academy star Dujon Sterling is the latest Blue to move out on loan, as the 18-year-old’s loan move to League One side Coventry City was confirmed yesterday. The promising left-back will once again be playing under former Chelsea academy gaffer Adi Viveash, who is currently working as assistant coach for the West Midlands club. Sterling is one of the Chelsea academy products who is highly rated and he has a contract with the club until 2022.

On Wednesday, Reece James’ loan move to Wigan was also confirmed. The 18-year-old defender signed a new four-year contract before heading out on loan.

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Also, academy goalkeeper Nathan Baxter has signed on loan for Yeovil. After spells gaining experience of first-team football at non-league clubs, the 19-year-old now has a chance at League Two level for the forthcoming season. He signed a new two-and-a-half-year Chelsea contract in January 2018.


On Monday, Trevoh Chalobah joined Championship side Ipswich Town on a season-long loan. The 18-year-old centre-back, who joined the Chelsea Academy as an Under-9, heads to Portman Road for his first loan spell away from the club.

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Academy midfielder Ruben Sammut has also joined Falkirk on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old, who has been in our Academy since the Under-8 age group, has also signed a new Chelsea contract to the summer of 2019.

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