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Chalobah has signed a new contract with Chelsea

Thu 04 November 2021 | 18:15

The Chelsea academy product Trevoh Chalobah, who joined the Blues aged eight, has extended his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2026.

"

It's quite surreal,"

Chalobah told the club website.

"It's a dream for me to sign a new long-term contract for my boyhood club and hopefully the dream continues

.

"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."

Chalobah is the latest young player to move from Chelsea academy to senior, following in the footsteps of Reece James, Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added:

"To see Trevoh joining so many of his fellow Academy graduates in the men's first team is something we are exceptionally proud of as a Club. When he scored in the first game of the Premier League season, it was an emotional

moment

for everyone involved in his progress to this point

.

"His performances in the early months of the season, as well as his attitude and professionalism, have impressed us all and we are very pleased to be able to reward Trevoh's progress with this new long-term contract."

Chalobah made his first senior appearance for Chelsea on the opening day of the Premier League campaign this season, scoring in a 3-0 victory against 

Crystal Palace

.

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