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Chelsea have a number of players doing well on loan and young defender Dujon Sterling is one of the loan army players that have been impressing in the Chelsea colours.

Sterling made his Chelsea debut in September 2017, and the 19-year-old is having an excellent season so far on loan to Coventry City. The Chelsea loanee has already played 34 times for the Sky Blues this season, most often at right-back.

Sterling has spoken with the official Chelsea website on his loan deal so far and how he struggled when he initially joined the club but has now done very well and even ousted their fans’ favourite in right-back spot.

Asked how his first loan move outside Chelsea is panning out, he said: “It was a bit of a struggle at the start. It wasn’t really bad but it was very different. There was a lot to adapt to in men’s football and it was hard.

“After a couple of bad games I turned a corner, and the learning I was doing on the pitch and off the pitch with Adi Viveash and Mark Robins helped me to play well. They gave me confidence and I have had a lot of good games since.

“This loan has made me more of a man, on and off the pitch, mentally as well. There have been tough times and I’ve had to deal with it. Also it’s been good just getting back to playing my football and showing off what I can do to all the fans, and getting the recognition I am in this league.”

He went on: “The style of football is very different, but also off the pitch. I have never lived by myself before. I never had to do that in my life. So growing up as a person, maturing, has been the main thing for me.”

Sterling also revealed that he had to change his diet and now takes proper care of his body. He said: “Yeah. I have changed my diet a bit. Even changing juice for water. I drink a lot of water now. There are also other things I work on, trying to get a lot of sleep, at least 10 hours a night.”

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