Chelsea Right-Back Close To Joining Queens Park Rangers

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Chelsea starlet Dujon Sterling is close to sealing a season-long loan move to Queens Park Rangers, according to Independent.

The 19-year-old right-back spent last season on loan at Coventry and Independent claim he is set to leave Chelsea on loan again this season with first-team opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge behind Cesar Azpilicueta, Davide Zappacosta and fellow academy graduate Reece James.

Sterling is one of the players who were sent home after taking part in Chelsea’s first pre-season friendly against Bohemians in Ireland.

Sterling impressed on loan at Coventry last season, making 40 appearances for the Sky Blues and he would be hoping to catch the attention of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard with another impressive loan spell at Queens Park Rangers.

Sterling made his Chelsea debut in September 2017 under then Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, replacing Davide Zappacosta in a League Cup third-round win against Nottingham Forest.

Sterling signed a long-term deal keeping him at Chelsea until the summer of 2022 shortly after making his first team debut.

Meanwhile, Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has revealed what Lampard expects from his full-backs.

“The first few sessions have been going very well,” Alonso told Sky Sports.

“I feel very good playing the way the manager wants with high intensity, trying to keep the ball, moving the ball side to side and giving freedom for the full-backs to attack.

“Of course, knowing that our main target is to defend but I’m very happy with how we’re working and looking forward to the start of the season.”

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