It’s not been a bad year for those at the fledgling end of the Chelsea scale.
Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher enjoyed brilliant campaigns whilst on loan with Southampton and Crystal Palace respectively.
Their stint away from Stamford Bridge earned the academy graduates a recall from Thomas Tuchel.
Mason Mount accumulated more achievements to add to the CV, including the Club World Cup and the men’s player of the season accolade.
Whilst Reece James has spent a majority of the last 12 months on the treatment table, he’s still popped up with some significant moments and goals along the way.
However, the Chelsea Chronicle’s vote for Chelsea’s young player of the year goes to a man of pure consistency.
Trevoh Chalobah the young player of the year
Trevoh Chalobah may rarely attract the headlines or perhaps respect he deserves, but that doesn’t seem to bother the defender.
The 23-year-old goes out every week to simply do a job he loves; nothing more, nothing less.
And almost every time, he performs his duties to the absolute maximum.
His performances hardly dipped below a 7/10 in 2022, with the rating often hitting the higher numbers.
He was excellent in both domestic cup finals Chelsea lost last term at the expense of Liverpool.
Chalobah converted his penalty in the Carabao Cup shoot-out, having battled against Mo Salah and the like for two hours straight.
Contributing on a regular basis gave Todd Boehly enough reason to award the Englishman with a new contract until 2028.
Whilst the scholar of Cobham was not always a regular under Tuchel, he has proven to be one of Graham Potter’s most trusted soldiers.
Since Potter took charge in September, Chalobah has played all but one of the team’s Premier League fixtures, and is on a run of seven-consecutive starts in the competition.
The centre-back will be aiming to maintain this record when Chelsea face Bournemouth on the 27th and hopefully round off what’s been a challenging, but rewarding year personally.