'Guaranteed clean sheet': Ross Barkley suggests it's just impossible to score when 23-year-old starts for Chelsea

Ross Barkley jokingly suggested it’s impossible for opposition teams to score against Chelsea when Trevoh Chalobah plays.

Chalobah, 23, was part of a Chelsea defence that kept a clean sheet in the San Siro against AC Milan last night.

The Blues recorded a great result in the Champions League group stages by beating Milan 2-0 on Tuesday, so they are now in a decent position to try qualify for the knockout stages.

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Trevoh Chalobah against AC Milan

Chalobah celebrated Chelsea’s win yesterday with a post on his Instagram.

He wrote: “Top of the Champions League group. Successful business trip, let’s go!”

Barkley, who’s a former Chelsea player that left in the summer, responded in the comment section a three-word message of “guaranteed clean sheet”.

Mason Mount and Reece James both made the same one-word response of “solid” as well.

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Defensive record

In fairness, the record when Chalobah has been on the pitch this season has been impressive.

The centre-back has made four senior appearances this campaign, three of them starts, with the Blues winning all four games he’s been involved in. Chelsea have only conceded one goal while he’s been on the pitch, too.

He slots really comfortably into the backline when asked, something he showed with 30 senior appearances last season.

The 23-year-old is definitely good enough to play regularly for Graham Potter’s side, especially when it’s in a back three and he’s got the calmness of Thiago Silva alongside him.

Chalobah has remarkably not lost in any of the 28 matches he’s started for Chelsea, so he’s clearly doing a lot of great things.

He’s not yet the star name in the Blues backline. It’s perhaps time he does get a little more respect and trust, though.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.