Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah Reveals What It Took To Make Chelsea’s First Team! Nathaniel Chalobah has revealed he always believed he would get a chance at Chelsea and is focused on working hard to get more opportunities in the first team. The 21-year-old was one of three home-grown products to come off the bench in our 3-0 win against Leicester, making his third appearance of the campaign, and he provided a sublime assist for Victor Moses to score our third goal of the game.
Chalobah had six loan moves before making his debut earlier this season and he says he is now benefiting from the experience he gained with other clubs.
‘I’ve had a lot of loans – some that were good and some that were bad – but out of all the loans I’ve had, I’ve tried to learn as much as I could from them and I think that’s helping me now,’ he said.
‘If you’re a youngster at Chelsea you always have to believe you are good enough, however many loans you have, because you never know what might happen. If you work hard, keep believing and at the right time you’re in the right place, you get your chance.
‘I think the manager is trying to give all the young players and Academy graduates an opportunity. At the minute everybody at the club is working together and doing the best we can.
‘I hope I get more chances. All I can do is try and do my best in training and see what happens.’
On the back heel which put Victor Moses clean through to wrap up the points against the Foxes, he said: ‘I didn’t think it would come off as perfect as that, but that was the idea. I’m really happy for Victor to get the goal and for the team to get the win.’
Chalobah believes the level of performance we produced against the reigning champions is what the Blues have to look to deliver week in, week out
‘That intensity is what the manager is looking for and that’s what the lads are trying to portray out there,’ he said. ‘It’s been good working with him, seeing the way he does things and I think all the boys are enjoying playing under him.’