Trevoh Chalobah could be set to join Chelsea’s west London rivals Fulham on loan for the season.
The same report states that Fulham, managed by former Blue Scott Parker, view Chalobah, who is the younger brother of ex-Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel, as a player who can come in and make an instant impact as they look to make a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Chalobah made 44 appearances for Ipswich Town last season and was one of the team’s better players in a campaign that saw them relegated to League One.
“He’s been great and he’s a kid who I think it’ll be really interesting to follow his career when he leaves here because if he’s nurtured in the right way and keeps developing the way he is then he can be outstanding and I think with every passing game he’s been superb for us,” Paul Lambert was quoted as saying about Chalobah by TWTD at the end of March.
Though primarily a centre-back (as shown on Transfermarkt), Chalobah mainly played in midfield for Ipswich, starting 18 games as a centre midfielder and 16 as a defensive midfielder (as per WhoScored).
Bearing that in mind, another loan could be a good move if the England U20 international wants to continue his development in the middle of the park.
With N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and possibly Mason Mount all being options at Chelsea next season, competition for a midfield spot is set to be fierce.
Furthermore, to continue playing regularly at senior level, more time away from Stamford Bridge may be needed for the youngster.
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