Trevoh Chalobah has agreed a new four-and-a-half year deal with Chelsea following his impressive start to the season.
The 22-year-old has played 10 times this season after turning Thomas Tuchel’s head in pre-season, and has settled into the Blues’ sturdy defence.
The deal, first exclusively revealed by football.london, will run to the summer of 2026 and comes while the likes of Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen see their contracts expire at the end of the season.
Chalobah has been at the club since he was eight years old but his first team experience came through a variety of loans before Tuchel awarded him his opportunity.
The academy producted has enjoyed spells with Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town and Lorient before returning to Cobham this summer to take advantage that a smaller group provided while EURO 2020 was played.
The defender has already scored twice for the Blues, on his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace and more recently against Southampton. He impressed Thomas Tuchel long before that however.
“I think he did a fantastic pre-season with us and he’s a very good player and even more importantly a top character,” the Chelsea head coach said in August. “He has both feet on the ground and he took his chance very impressively.
“He played very, very good matches in pre-season, he performed 120 minutes against Villarreal and another strong 90 minutes against Crystal Palace.
“So I think it’s very logical that he stays with us and is looking for his chance here. We let some players go and Trevoh is the guy we absolutely want to keep and this is the status for him.”