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‘A joy to behold’ – Pat Nevin singles out Chelsea star Trevoh Chalobah after Man Utd draw


Trevoh Chalobah has been impressing under Thomas Tuchel (Picture: Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea hero Pat Nevin is relishing watching Trevoh Chalobah make a name for himself under Thomas Tuchel.

The talented defender has finally made his breakthrough at Chelsea this season having come up through the club’s youth system.

After three loan spells, Tuchel has given the 22-year-old a chance to impress and after scoring on his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace in the opening game he’s not looked back.

Chalobah has scored three goals in all competitions this season and played a starring role defensively in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

‘Watching Trevoh Chalobah suddenly ‘know’ he is as good as any top international striker he comes up against in a one-v-one is a joy to behold,’ Nevin told Chelsea’s website.

‘Yes, his goals have helped boost his confidence but surely not as much as his manager’s belief in him and his encouragement.’

Jorginho made amends for his miscontrolled effort that led to Jadon Sancho’s opener by keeping his composure to equalise from the penalty spot at Stamford Bridge.

Trevoh Chalobah put in an impressive showing against Manchester United (Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Italian is the club’s designated penalty taker but Nevin admits for the first time he wanted one of his team-mates to step up to the spot.

‘I will admit that for the first time ever I was hoping he might step aside and let someone like Reece James walk up and just leather the ball as hard as possible,’ he added.

‘Worst case scenario, I hoped Jorginho would hoof the thing instead of his little hop, skip and jump for a change.

‘We all know the outcome now, but that took some nerve to believe in himself enough to let the keeper move first and stroke it the other way.

‘Maybe there is a deeper story here. Thomas Tuchel has clearly told the team as a group to believe in themselves and their abilities.

‘This is not a group that plays with fear. In fact it is quite the opposite. From Toni Rudiger to Callum Hudson-Odoi, these look like players who have been told to express themselves, albeit within a structure.’

The league leaders are in action once again on Wednesday night when they travel to Watford.


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