In a time where players are finally returning from injury for Chelsea, one player has suffered a setback. Chelsea center-back Trevoh Chalobah has suffered an injury setback and which will now rule him out at least until the end of January.
With this setback, the 24-year-old Englishman will have spent 6 months on the sidelines.
Trevoh Chalobah’s time at Chelsea
Chalobah joined Chelsea in 2007, at the age of 8. In 2018, then manager Antonio Conte named him as a substitute in the FA Cup Final. He didn’t make his debut though, and was later sent out on loan. From 2018 to 2021, he spent 3 seasons on loan at Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town and Lorient.
Trevoh returned to Chelsea in 2021 and made his debut in the UEFA Super Cup against Villereal which the Blues won 6-5 on penalties. Three days later, he made his Premier League debut in Chelsea’s opening match of the season against Crystal Palace where he also scored his first ever Premier League goal in a 3–0 win.
Across the next 2 seasons, he made 63 appearances for the first team. However, this season he hasn’t featured for Chelsea yet. The center-back has been suffering from a thigh problem.
Chalobah’s injury may affect Chelsea’s transfer plans
Chelsea were looking to sell Trevoh this season and Tottenham even looked interested in the 24-year-old. However, because of his injury, Spurs have cooled their interest in him.
The Blues may now find it very hard to find a suitor for him in January. That will be a concern because Chalobah would represent a pure profit sale since he came through their academy. This would in turn reduce their spending budget.
Chelsea are currently looking for a striker in January. They are being linked to Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney, but neither of them would come cheap. If the Blues want to sign a quality striker, they’ll need a big budget and would need to show a decent amount of profit to avoid breaching the FFP regulations. We will now have to wait and see what happens.
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