Nathaniel Chalobah is a fan favourite amongst the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern…
They are a set of fans that are desperate to see a young player make it at Stamford Bridge, but with Nathan Ake set to move to Bournemouth, Chalobah may be Chelsea’s best chance at success next season.
However, his future at Stamford Bridge is far from assured, with the Evening Standard reporting that he is set for talks with the Chelsea brass this summer. The Blues are reportedly keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal, but Chalobah is looking for assurances on his future before he signs anything.
Of course, the Englishman is referring to receiving regular game time, something that he was not afforded last season. With the trio of Nemanja Matic, N’Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas often preferred in his place, Chalobah was often cast to the side, but that could all change next season.
Next year represents Chalobah’s second full season in the first team, and that in of itself will likely increase his game time. After all, he now has the experience that he lacked last year, and that will be very important indeed. Elsewhere, with Chelsea returning to Europe, there will be a real need for extra depth – and Chalobah could stand to benefit as a result.
Make no mistake, it isn’t going to be easy for him, but at present – there is nothing that the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern want more than to see him succeed.
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