‘Remarkable’ Chelsea player is now rated the best defender in Europe

The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea starlet Trevoh Chalobah is currently the best centre-back on the continent.  

Not officially our own words (although we do agree), but a declaration made by the data gurus at WhoScored.com.

According to the statistical geniuses over at HQ, Chalobah has earned the highest average rating of any centre-back across Europe’s Top five leagues this season.

Medal places

The podium places have been taken by the Stamford Bridge golden boy himself, Arsenal loanee Konstantinos Mavropanos and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Shane Duffy.

Perhaps a slightly surprising selection, considering the quality of defender situated in the Premier League, let alone across the globe.

But the stats do not lie.

Plus, Chalobah has earned such a prestigious title thanks to his mature and often magnificent performances since becoming a first-team regular with his boyhood club.

The 22-year-old is already on ten appearances across all competitions for the term, starting in the last three league games, conceding just once.

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He has also scored twice, his very first goals as a senior member of Chelsea’s gang.

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Chalobah continues to shine

Coming from life as loanee to the very forefront of Thomas Tuchel’s thinking in such a short space of time highlight’s the defender’s doubtless quality.

“To see what he’s doing now isn’t a surprise in the slightest,” said Cole Skuse, Chalobah’s former Ipswich Town teammate.

“You could see from an athletic standpoint he had a real presence but his understanding and technical ability even then was remarkable.”

Remarkable is quite fitting word for Chalobah’s rise from academy graduate, to part-timer out on the road, to a starter for the Champions League holders.

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Long may this upward trajectory continue.

Chelsea are certainly hoping to keep up his momentum by reportedly offering him a long-term deal and possible pay rise.

Just reward for Chalobah’s ascent on the summit of footballing greatness.

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