34-year-old star wants to play for Chelsea

Breaking into the starting eleven in a star studded squad is quite difficult. You need to keep steaming ahead if you want your name on the roll call and Jamaal Blackman is strongly keen on getting that.

The 24-year-old is currently on a loan at Leeds United, after enjoying four loan spells away from parent club Chelsea.

The 6ft 6in shot-stopper has yet to feature for Chelsea since joining the club at age 12.

Jamaal, boasted of 41 League Two and 32 Championship appearances for clubs Wycombe Wanderers and Sheffield United in the 2016-2017 and 2017-18 seasons respectively.

Yet to make a cameo for Chelsea, Blackman believes he’ll make the cut. He remarked that watching veteran Petr Cech and former player Thibaut Courtois train increased his hunger for a senior team appearance.

“Growing up in the academy, you always want to play in the first team. You see great players, especially players I’ve trained with like Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois and seeing what they can do.

”I think if I can keep going and working hard, then I could play for Chelsea.”

Now on loan at Championship side Leeds, Blackman is confident he can breakout into Sarri’s team. Blackman insisted he is willing to press hard for the Championship side and hopes they can burst their way into the Premier League.

He added: ”Starting so well, I think it pushes everyone to try even harder because we all bounce off each other. It’s one of those things that will help us win the Championship and get into the Premier League.”