'Massive': Kalvin Phillips hails 'amazing' 28-year-old Chelsea player

'Massive': Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips says Chelsea have an 'amazing player' in their ranks

Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips has called Chelsea and England star Raheem Sterling an “amazing player”.

Sterling, 28, is a rapid winger that’s very important for both club and country.

England have confirmed that the Chelsea ace is rejoining the Three Lions squad in Qatar after flying home to attend a family matter. It’s great news to hear he’s returning to the group ahead of the World Cup quarter-final this Saturday against reigning champions France.

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Phillips called Sterling amazing

England midfielder Phillips says it’s “massive” that Sterling is back just in time for the showdown with France.

He certainly thinks Chelsea have a fantastic individual in their squad.

Asked for his reaction to Sterling’s return, Phillips told The Times: “A massive lift. Raheem’s an amazing player and obviously had to fly home with what’s gone on and we’re just happy that everything’s alright and he can rejoin us, and play a big part in the next game, which we’re looking forward to.”

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Sterling started two of England’s three group stage matches at the World Cup tournament, providing a goal and assist. He’s not played in the two most recent games, though.

It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of role the Chelsea speedster can actually play against France.

Patrice Evra previously said Sterling is so good when he puts on his international colours to represent his country.

In our view, an impact substitute role against France is the way for Gareth Southgate to use him.

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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.