Chalobah ‘excited and grateful’ to sign new deal

The centre-back, who progressed through the ranks in our Academy and honed his talents on loan before breaking into the first-team set-up at Chelsea this season, explains why this moment means so much to him.

However, he also underlines the fact he is still developing and is determined to continue going from strength to strength at Stamford Bridge after signing his new deal.

‘I’m really excited and grateful to sign for this club, my boyhood club,’ says Chalobah. ‘I’ve been here since I was nine years old and to have the opportunity to sign a new deal, it’s an exciting moment for me.

‘From being here so young, coming to be ball boy, watching the players and Champions League nights. To then be in the team, winning a lot of games and the start we’ve had, it’s been amazing.

‘I think for me the next thing is just getting as many games as I can and not stopping and not relaxing. I think that’s the worst thing, for me, for a player to sign a new deal and just to take their foot off the gas. I want to go further because I believe I can.’