Raheem Sterling names 21-year-old teammate as the fastest at Chelsea

'It's not even a competition': Raheem Sterling names 21-year-old as the quickest player in the Chelsea squad

Raheem Sterling has named youngster Armando Broja as the quickest player in the Chelsea squad.

There’s certainly some speed demons in Graham Potter’s current group, especially when you look to the forward line.

Sterling, 27, has proven throughout his career he’s no slouch. In particular, he’s absolutely rapid over the first five yards.

Elsewhere, a lot of Blues fans may look towards the likes of Christian Pulisic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Kalidou Koulibaly when picking out the very fastest at Stamford Bridge.

However, 21-year-old Broja is apparently the sprint king.

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Broja fastest in Chelsea squad

When asked by BT Sport who’s the fasted in the Chelsea squad, Sterling responded: “Armando. It’s not even a competition.”

Sterling, who’s been with this group for a few months now, has given a fairly concrete answer.

Broja, another success story from the academy, does have the raw pace and energy to frighten defences.

The centre-forward isn’t starting games regularly yet for the Blues, but he’s shown several times this season an ability to change the momentum with his presence.

As a hungry young striker, it would be great to see the Albania international get some more minutes on the pitch to try flourish.

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Let’s hope Chelsea fans get to see Broja tearing it up on a match day a bit more during the rest of the season.

The Athletic claimed last month there is a feeling at Stamford Bridge that the youngster can develop into one of the top forwards in Europe.

There’s so much to admire about his game with his pace, strength and energy.

Potter’s role is to help mould the academy graduate into the finished article, which is going to happen with more experience and maturity.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.