Chelsea goalkeeper hails Kepa for teaching him so much

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Chelsea youngster Jamie Cumming will spend the rest of the season on loan with League Two side Stevenage.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper acted as third choice to Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero last season, but will now have to get some play time as his development continues.

Cumming has revealed that he learnt a lot under the guidance of Kepa and Caballero while acting as an understudy.

“It might not have looked ideal from the outside,” Cumming told Goal, “but my former academy coaches, Jody [Morris], Joe [Edwards] and James [Russell, assistant goalkeeper coach], made it easy for me to develop myself.

“Hilario, the goalkeeper coach, had done the role (reserve goalkeeper) himself and knew what I needed to do to improve.

“As a young player, I also learned a lot from training with Kepa and Willy, who are great people. Obviously, you want to start playing games eventually but I took everything I could out of that time.”

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