In the demanding schedule of November, Chelsea faced formidable opponents, encountering only one defeat in a series of challenging fixtures. The squad demonstrated commendable performances, with particular standout moments from various players. While Cole Palmer showcased impressive form, it is Raheem Sterling who picks up the award of Pride of London’s Chelsea Player of the Month for November, owing to his stellar contributions with three goals and an assist.
Sterling’s notable achievements include a decisive goal in the league cup clash against Blackburn Rovers. His composed finish into the right corner secured CFC’s progression to the quarter-finals, where they are set to face Newcastle United on December 19th.
The English forward played a pivotal role in the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, orchestrating a crucial run that led to Nicolas Jackson’s goal to give CFC the lead and propelling Chelsea to a resounding 4-1 victory, halting Spurs’ unbeaten streak.
In the highly anticipated fixture against his former club, Manchester City, Sterling delivered a standout performance, proving to be a constant menace to the opposition. Displaying exceptional skills, he dazzled through the City defense and found the back of the net in an exhilarating eight-goal draw. It stands as one of Sterling’s most outstanding performances in Chelsea blue to date.
Despite a disappointing conclusion to the month with a 4-1 loss to Newcastle United, wherein the Blues conceded four goals against the Magpies for the first time since 1994, Sterling salvaged some pride with a sublime free-kick that leveled the game early in the first half.
As a seasoned figure in the dressing room, Sterling is not only contributing on the pitch but is also fulfilling his role as a leader, shouldering added responsibility to guide the young team through challenging times. While the defeat to Newcastle may linger as a bitter note, Sterling’s overall impact throughout the month reflects positively on his leadership within the squad.