Chelsea forward, Raheem Sterling has opened up on the reason behind leaving the 2021/2022 Premier League champions, Manchester City.

The 27-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge over the summer in a £47.5million deal from Etihad Stadium. Scoring double figures goals in the Premier League in each of his last five seasons with Man City.

Asked about what influenced his decision to join the 2020/2021 Champions League winners in a press conference on Thursday, he said ; “The move came about because as a person you strive to achieve stuff.

“I felt my playing time at Man City was getting limited and you can’t afford to waste that time. I didn’t want to see my time rising and falling so I made the change. I tried to fight and change the situation but I couldn’t and I came here.

“Chelsea have been in four or five finals in recent years. It shows they are competing and are only going up so with the new owners in it all made sense.” He concluded.