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Chelsea Centre-Half Close To Penning A New Contract: Good Move For Both Parties?

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In a recent report, Football.London mentioned that Chelsea centre-half Trevoh Chalobah is close to penning a new contract. It is believed that the Blues are set to offer him a new, long-term deal after he emerged as a first-team starter at Stamford Bridge.

Chalobah’s Outstanding Form In Premier League Football

Chalobah caught the eye with his performances for the West London outfit in pre-season which helped him get some valuable first-team minutes so far in this campaign. The 22-year-old has appeared in nine matches for the Blues this season, finding the back of the net twice in all competitions.

The Freetown-born sensation has done well to find some consistency with his performances for Chelsea at the back as he is averaging 2.5 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 2.3 clearances and 1.0 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He has even been excellent when distributing the ball from the back after making 88.3% of his attempted passes in the English top tier (stats via whoscored).

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BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: Trevoh Chalobah of Chelsea is challenged by Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford during the Premier League match between Brentford and Chelsea at Brentford Community Stadium on October 16, 2021 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Chelsea Set To Offer Chalobah A New Contract: Good Move For Both Parties?

Chalobah can time his tackles well to earn possession back for his team on the defensive end of the pitch. He also doesn’t take too many chances with his clearances and can also step up to make some encouraging runs with the ball from the back.

Standing at 1.90m, Chalobah can be a strong presence in the air which makes him such a highly-rated prospect at Stamford Bridge. However, he is still quite inexperienced at the highest level, so Chelsea would have to be patient with his development if they want to make him a future star in English football.

At 22, he has got the makings of a top defender, so Thomas Tuchel has every reason to tie him down to a new, long-term contract. The German head coach has already shown that he can get the best out of Chalobah over the past few months.

His current deal with Chelsea runs out in the summer of 2023. Still, the Blues would be better off offering him a much-improved deal as it will benefit both the player and the West London club in the long run.

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