Academy graduate’s reward: Chalobah aims to be key for Chelsea

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Trevoh Chalobah of Chelsea (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

As Gareth Southgate and the England National team seek to go deep in the World Cup, the 23-year-old Chelsea defender watches on wondering what else he could have done to make the team. Trevoh Chalobah emerged on the scene at CFC right at the beginning of last season, making his debut in the UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal, and netting a goal in his Premier League entrance against Crystal Palace. The emotion on Chelsea’s No. 14 when the ball hit the back of the net at Stamford Bridge said it all.

To make it out of the Blues’ academy, and become a regular in the Blues team is something very few players can say they have accomplished. During the summer transfer window, the new ownership group made it clear that centerback would be one of if not the biggest priority with the loss of two of them to La Liga sides. Chalobah looked to be going out on loan somewhere in the Premier League, like Levi Colwill, but when injuries presented themselves, Chalobah was given a chance to prove his quality against some of the world’s top oppositions.

With the English youngster secured long-term, Chalobah expressed his joy for staying in west London

“I’m over the moon to sign this contract. It’s been an honor every time I put the shirt on. I want to give my all and do anything for this club…As everyone knows I’ve been here from a young age and to continue here is every kid’s dream. Whenever I get the chance, I’ll give my all for the club and look for the future ahead. I want to say thanks to God for this, without Him none of this would be possible. And just always believing. Thanks to my family as well and the club for trusting in me. I’ll now continue to give my all.”

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