Frank Lampard showered Trevoh Chalobah with praise after his Chelsea display in the draw against Nottingham Forest.
The Blues ended a six-game losing streak last weekend with a win against Bournemouth, but Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Forest was a reminder to everyone of where this team is at right now.
We still felt there were some positives from this afternoon’s Premier League result, though.
Chelsea attacker Raheem Sterling showed his class with two goals at Stamford Bridge, which earned him big praise from Martin Keown. He’s now up to nine goals across all competitions during his debut season in West London.
Elsewhere, Trevoh Chalobah is another player in blue that turned up against Forest.
Chelsea’s caretaker manager believes that Chalobah was a real bright spark for his team in the right-back position. In particular, Lampard mentioned the 23-year-old’s physicality and front-footed approach.
When asked about Chalobah’s performance, Lampard said: “Trevoh was fantastic. When you ask him to do something, he does it. He steps in with urgency, he defends well, he’s physically great. I thought he had a really good game.”
We don’t think Chalobah’s most natural position is at full-back; he’s a lot more suited to a centre-back role.
However, he does a really solid job for this Blues outfit covering as a right-back when Reece James is absent.
There are question marks about his 1v1 defending when facing the world’s best wide players, but overall he’s still a young defender with plenty of credit in the bank.
Our hope is that James and Malo Gusto are vying for Chelsea’s starting right-back spot next season at the Bridge. So is there still room for Chalobah?
If Chalobah continues to improve and drop these reliable performances, he can be a really handy option for the next manager.