Chalobah opens up on being an inspiration in Africa, his faith and Rudiger’s vital role in his progress

His journey began in West Africa and he tells Edwards how he is aiming to inspire the next generation of players from that part of the world.

‘I was born in Sierra Leone and moved over here,’ Trevoh says in the interview, which you can watch in full above.

‘Them seeing me now will probably give them hope. If they do get the opportunity, that’s all it needs. For a lot of black African players, there is a lot of talent out there, but it’s then getting the opportunity to showcase their skills.’

As well as underlining the importance of his family, including his elder brother Nathaniel who also came through at Chelsea, Chalobah picks out the member of the current squad who he says has helped him the most in recent years.

‘Toni. When Toni first came, Conte was here and I used to train with the first team. He’s from Sierra Leone as well.