Gordon optimistic on Chelsea future

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Highly rated Blues defender Ben Gordon is dreaming of one day making the Chelsea left-back berth his own, with ambitions of cementing his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team.

Competition for places is strong with Ashley Cole, Ryan Bertrand and Patrick van Aanholt all seemingly ahead of him in the queue, but Gordon is staying positive about his future in West London.

"The main aim is to get into the side and make the left-back spot my own, but there are a few older players in the squad that play in that position so I might be slightly down the pecking order."

The 20-year-old prospect signed for Chelsea in 2007 from Leeds United, having been nurtured through the Lilywhites academy, and he has continued his footballing development through a series of loan spells away from Stamford Bridge.


After impressing in a stint playing in the SPL with Kilmarnock, Gordon was sent on loan to Championship strugglers Scunthorpe United in January - with a view to helping in their fight for survival, he will remain at Glanford Park until the end of the season.

"Whilst I am out on loan all I am concentrating on is helping Scunthorpe avoid relegation and leaving things at Chelsea until next year or even the year after," he said.

Gordon’s positive performances have been recognised with his progress recently rewarded by the offer of a new contract.

"Chelsea offered me a new two-and-a-half year contract after I came back from a six-month loan spell at Kilmarnock, so I think that I showed Chelsea what I could do whilst I was up in Scotland.

"They rewarded me with a new deal, so they obviously were impressed and are keen to keep me there for the future."

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