‘It’s quite surreal’ – Trevoh Chalobah’s first words after signing new Chelsea contract

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Trevoh Chalobah has described it as a ‘dream’ to sign a new contract with Chelsea following a sterling start to the season.

The 22-year-old has been a breakout star for Thomas Tuchel this season, and he has been rewarded with a deal first exclusively revealed by football.london, that runs until the summer 2026 as a result.

Chalobah had spent time on loan at Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town and Lorient, playing as both a midfielder and defender before returning to Cobham for the first time under Tuchel.

In a smaller group, the youngster impressed the German coach, and has never looked back after earning a starting role in Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup Final win. Chalobah has made 10 appearances for the Blues so far this term and scored against Crystal Palace and Southampton.

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The former England under-21 international has been stunned by his own progress this season and hopes only to see more consistency.

“It’s quite surreal. It’s a dream for me to sign a new long-term contract for my boyhood club and hopefully the dream continues,” he said.

“It’s been an unbelievable start to the season and something I never expected but it just shows that the hard work I’ve put in and going out on loans had paid off.

“I tried to impress the manager in pre-season and then take that into the games, so it’s been good and consistency now is the key to keep those high levels.”

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Chalobah has agreed to his deal, which was initially set to expire in 2022, while his defensive partners contracts remain up in the air.

Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger all have deals set to expire at the end of the season.

Source by Football London

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