'I'm a big fan': Arsenal youngster admits he thinks 27-year-old Chelsea player is brilliant

Arsenal youngster Kido Taylor-Hart has told ‘The Beautiful Game Podcast’ that he is a massive fan of Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling.

The England International has been a shining light in what has been a tough start to the season for the Blues, with him showing the goal threat that he developed at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola.

He has scored four goals for his new club already this season, whilst also setting one up in the Premier League as they have weathered the storm of a difficult start to the campaign.

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The tough first few games have also been bookmarked with the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, with Sterling looking like he had developed a decent relationship with the German manager.

He started in Graham Potter’s first game in charge against RB Salzburg last time out in an unfamiliar wing-back role, similar to one the former Brighton manager adopted at his last club.

Taylor-Hart praises Sterling

However, with the defensive soundness of Marc Cucurella allowed him to be a constant attacking force, capped off by a fine strike to open the scoring.

He has clearly been an inspiration to young stars across the nation, with Arsenal’s Taylor-Hart claiming he is one of his favourite wingers.

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He said: “I’m a big Sterling fan. I like how he plays the game, makes the back post. The guy gets 10-plus goals a season just making the back post. That’s one thing I need to work one because sometimes I just switch off.

“Leroy Sane of course, Sterling, Phil Foden, Mane, the quality’s just there.”

Blues fans will be hoping to see Sterling utilised to an equal ability when club football returns next month, with him certain to be the most important attacking force for the new manager to look to in his first Premier League experience with Chelsea.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.