One of the crown jewels of the current Chelsea academy crop, Trevoh Chalobah, will spend the coming season on loan at Portman Road, home to Championship side, Ipswich Town.
Chalobah has won numerous accolades with the Chelsea Under-18 and Under-19 sides, in addition to a European U19 Championship with the English national side. Like his older brother, Nathaniel, who was also among the pride of the Chelsea academy for several years, Trevoh is most comfortable at center-back and defensive midfielder and always poses an aerial threat from set-pieces. He even made the bench for the senior team on three of occasions, most notably in the FA Cup Final against Manchester United.
Given he turns 19 in less than a fortnight, it may seem that his first senior loan has come a little later than one might expect. That may largely be down to the injury Chalobah suffered mid-season while on international duty, which scuppered his plans to go on loan in the winter. Nevertheless, Ipswich Town is certainly not the worst place to start. Under the tutelage of up-and-coming manager, Paul Hurst, who drove a Shrewsbury side tipped for relegation to the League One play-off final last season, Trevoh should find opportunities to play coming his way in an Ipswich side brimming with young talent. It’s also always a positive to have loan moves sorted out as early as is possible.
Here’s hoping Chalobah’s first full season in senior football is one of great flourish.