'It's nice to see': Owen Hargreaves just loves watching 22-year-old Chelsea prospect play football

Owen Hargreaves has said that he loves watching Chelsea prospect Trevoh Chalobah on the football pitch.

Chalobah, 22, has been one of the biggest success stories at Stamford Bridge this season. 

The quick defender has spent several years out on loan after coming through the Blues academy. However, he did enough in pre-season to earn a promotion to the first team under manager Thomas Tuchel.

He’s made 12 senior appearances across all competitions already this season, including in Chelsea’s emphatic 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League group stages last night.

Chalobah’s sweet half-volley opened the scoring against the Italian opposition. Surprisingly, he’s now scored three goals this campaign.

BT Sport pundit Hargreaves was left waxing lyrical about Chelsea’s breakout star after watching him shine against Juventus on Tuesday. 

“He’s a fantastic player. It’s nice to see a guy like Trevoh Chalobah play. Every time he plays, he just seems to offer something. He’s got great energy. He continues to chip in with goals, which was the icing on the cake,” Hargreaves told BT Sport 2 (11:20pm, 23 November).

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Chalobah moving up Chelsea pecking order

Chalobah is starting to make a serious case for himself to be in Chelsea’s best XI.

The centre-half really hasn’t made any mistakes so far this season and looks mature well beyond his years. 

His pace, athleticism and composure as the right-sided centre-back in a back three is perfect for Tuchel’s system. 

It means that Andreas Christensen and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta now have a real job on their hands trying to dislodge him from the starting line-up. 

Chalobah has previously said he loves playing alongside Chelsea teammate Thiago Silva, who is the perfect defender to have next to him on the pitch. The duo have been really effective in the last couple of games playing alongside Antonio Rudiger in defence.

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