Trevoh Chalobah

Lorient
  • DATE OF BIRTH

    5 July 1999
  • BIRTHPLACE

    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Position

    Defender

Trevoh Chalobah is the younger brother of Nathaniel, another Academy graduate, and signed for Chelsea as an Under-9.

He has progressed through the youth ranks and made his breakthrough into senior football in 2018, securing a season-long loan move in the Championship with Ipswich Town. Although the Tractor Boys were relegated, Chalobah impressed and returned to the second tier with Huddersfield Town for the 2019/20 campaign.

 

Academy achievements

Trevoh played predominantly in defence throughout his schoolboy years, mostly at right-back and centre-back but also occasionally in midfield. He featured on 10 occasions for our youth team while still a schoolboy, making his debut at the tender age of 14, and played for the Under-21s before signing as a scholar.

In 2015/16, Chalobah featured in every game en route to another FA Youth Cup final success for our youngsters and was a regular in our Under-19s team that retained their UEFA Youth League title. The following campaign saw him step up as a development squad regular, starting 25 of the 28 games at that age group. He also featured in all eight ties and scored semi-final and final goals as we won the Youth Cup for a fourth year running.

During 2017/18, he was named among the men's senior team's substitutes on occasions, including for the FA Cup final against Manchester United. His versatility was utilised by development squad manager Joe Edwards, who deployed the technically proficient youngster in a holding midfield role throughout the second half of the campaign, including during our run to the senior Checkatrade Trophy semi-finals.


Breaking into the senior game

In the summer of 2018, it was announced that Chalobah would be experiencing his first senior loan in the Championship at Ipswich, where he made 44 appearances and scored twice. His performances in central defence and midfield earned plaudits despite the Tractor Boys ultimately being relegated.

In August 2019, it was announced Chalobah would be spending the upcoming campaign back in the Championship with Huddersfield Town. Prior to heading to Yorkshire, the defender signed a new Chelsea contract committing him to the club until at least 2022. A mainstay in the The Terriers' defence, Chalobah played 37 times throughout the campaign, helping Huddersfield Town retain their Championship status.

On 18 August 2020, Chalobah extended his Chelsea contract until at least 2023 and joined Ligue 1 side Lorient on a season-long loan. 

International career

Chalobah wore the captain's armband for England Under-16s as the young Lions won the Montaigu Tournament in 2015/16. A regular throughout the England age groups, he captained the Under-17s at the European Championships for that age group in 2016 before winning the Under-19 version of the tournament in 2017. Chalobah recieved his first call-up to the England Under-21s squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Kosovo, playing the duration in both matches.