Antonio Conte’s secret weapon Sterling makes Chelsea comeback after 13 months out

Chelsea starlet Dujon Sterling has impressed people at the club with his resilience following the most difficult year of his young career

Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling is back after 13 months out through injury and illness to try to realise the potential that saw him picked out by Antonio Conte to train with the first-team.

The 21-year-old was seen as one of the best talents to come from Cobham Training Centre and his ability to excel at wing-back had alerted Conte to his potential.

However, his career has since stalled after two loan spells at Coventry and Wigan, but now he is back with Chelsea’s Under-23s following 13 months on the sidelines.

The Blues are now looking to facilitate the academy graduate’s return after bringing him in to face Derby and Arsenal in the last few weeks for Andy Myers’s development squad.

Ultimately, he has designs on reaching his full potential having arguably outshone all his colleagues in Chelsea’s FA Youth Cup final win over Man City in 2016. On the pitch that day were Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Brahim Diaz.