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Raheem dreams of the Bridge Party..
followed by Sunday lunch at mum’s

Raheem Sterling can’t wait to be at his mother’s house having lunch on Sunday after ‘kicking the goals’ at Stamford Bridge, written JORDAN DAVIES.

And the £50million signing from Chelsea indicates he is now “mature and old enough” to deal with the distractions London has to offer.

Sterling, 27, made his Blues debut in the early hours of Thursday morning against Charlotte FC after completing his five-year transfer from Manchester City last week.

It feels like a real homecoming after growing up near Wembley Stadium and starting at QPR academy before heading north with Liverpool and then City.

Now he’s back in the capital where it all started for him, but forget the nightlife and tourist attractions – the England international simply has family and football on his mind.

In his first interview since joining his teammates on their pre-season tour of the United States, he said: “Every time I come back to London it’s a surreal feeling.

“When I first went up North I never really used to get off much. My family always came so I could stay focused on work. Sometimes London can be a distraction.

“But I’m old enough now, mature enough. For my children and my family, it will be a great opportunity for us to spend more quality time with my mother, their grandmother and to be closer.

” You know what it is. You score or you win a game, take a trip to Mom’s and have dinner on Sunday and come back. It’s lovely.”

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