Chelsea goalkeeper Jamie Cumming may get a huge chance to break into the first-team squad this season.

That is according to journalist Dean Jones.

Jamie Cumming, who’s now 23, has been with the Blues academy since a young boy.

The English shot-stopper has spent his senior career so far out on several loans, including the last 18 months at MK Dons. There’s no doubt his stock has risen due to his impressive performances in League One with MK Dons.

Now, he’s currently working with Chelsea’s main group during the pre-season tour of the United States.

Chelsea FC v Wrexham - Pre-Season Friendly
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Dean Jones has reported he’s hearing that Cumming may have a genuine opportunity to force his way into the senior picture at Chelsea.

“One player to keep an eye on in pre-season is Jamie Cumming. He has the potential to save Chelsea a fortune in the transfer market,” Jones told GiveMeSport.

“He has travelled on the US tour and, from what I’m hearing, this could be a pretty exciting opportunity for him. There is no genuine contender to Kepa for next season and under a new manager, this is a chance to push yourself into the first-team picture.

“We all know Chelsea have been considering signing a new keeper. Mike Maignan, David Raya, players like that… they are far from cheap. So if Chelsea can find a way of providing genuine top-level competition to Kepa with someone who is already on the books, that could be significant in how else they are able to recruit this window.”

Wrexham Training Session
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Described as “terrific” by former MK Dons manager Liam Manning (Milton Keynes Citizen), Cumming will hope to make the most of pre-season.

He’s one of five keepers that have travelled as part of a 29-man Blues squad to the United States.

Interestingly, Cumming was selected by Mauricio Pochettino to start the opener against Wrexham.

So, can he do enough to convince Pochettino in the next couple of weeks?

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