New Chelsea attacker says Blues are the ‘biggest club in London’

New Chelsea attacker says Blues are the ‘biggest club in London’

New Chelsea attacker Noni Madueke has labelled Chelsea as the “biggest club in London” and is confident that he will succeed at Stamford Bridge.

Born in London, the winger lined out for the Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur youth teams before a switch to Dutch side PSV in 2018.

After starring for the Eredivisie side, where he scored 20 goals and assisted 14 others in his 80 appearances, he is now back in England and ready to help Chelsea turn their season around.

Madueke: Chelsea are ‘biggest club in London’

Madueke returned to his home city last month as the Blues spent billions on new faces, meaning Madueke has had to be patient for minutes since his arrival. The attacker joined the likes of Enzo Fernandez, Benoit Badiashile, Mykhailo Mudryk and many more in January switches to the west London club.

He has featured in just three games so far for the Blues, lining out in the Premier League meetings with Fulham, West Ham and Southampton before watching on from the bench against his former club Spurs on Sunday. The winger has now explained his decision behind the move, describing his new club as the biggest in the English capital.

“When the interest came from Chelsea, there wasn’t any doubt in my mind that I wanted to come here,” Madueke told the Chelsea website.

“I’m from London and I always wanted to get back to the Premier League eventually, so this was just perfect. Chelsea is the biggest club in London but not just that, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world so it was something that really excited me.”


Chelsea winger confident he will succeed

As mentioned, Madueke has been forced to battle it out for a starting spot with many new and indeed old Chelsea players. The likes of Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech ensured competition for places was already tough, but new faces Mudryk and Joao Felix have simply added to the situation.

The lack of FA Cup and League Cup games for Chelsea has perhaps been favourable for manager Graham Potter as he narrows his focus on Europe and the Premier League, but it is perhaps a negative situation for the likes of Madueke, who could have gained crucial minutes in cup action against lesser opposition.

Nonetheless, the young winger is confident that he has made the right choice in moving to the Blues, and is ready to show exactly why they brought him to Stamford Bridge.

“To come to such an exciting new project really appealed to me,” said Madueke. “I’m 20 years old, I know I’m not the finished article and in a league as tough as the Premier League, I know I’m going to have ups and downs and highs and lows.

“Deep down though, I know I’m going to succeed here. There’s a reason that a club like Chelsea want to go out and buy you and that’s given me a lot of confidence and I just want to repay that faith now.”

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