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He reminds me of Van Dijk — Arsenal legend says of Chelsea defender

Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah has won the hearts of many with his performance against Crystal Palace. The 22-year-old made his Chelsea debut in the Super Cup game against Villarreal and gave a good account of himself. He took his game against Crystal Palace to another level, as he was stunning in the middle of the park.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that Chalobah reminds him of Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

“You know what he reminded me of, not the same player, not the same stature, but the way Virgil Van Dijk when he played for Celtic, people said he’s just taking liberties just because he’s good and not in the same standard [as others]. I watched him play for Ipswich a couple of times where he played in that vain where you think I’d like to see him against better quality.

Trevoh Chalobah's Premier League debut by numbers:

100% shot accuracy

100% take-on success

93% pass accuracy

81 passes

18 passes into the final ⅓

4 duels won

3 clearances

2 aerial duels won

1 through ball

1 interception

1 goal

0 x dribbled past

Chelsea have a gem.

Trevoh Chalobah has scored his first ever goal for Chelsea on his Premier League debut for the Blues. UEFA Super Cup winner on Wednesday, Premier League goalscorer on Saturday.

In 2016, Trevoh Chalobah made his late mum a promise that he would "make it" for her. On Saturday, he made his Premier League debut, bossed the performance and scored a fantastic goal. Five years on, he came good on his promise

The delay in negotiations over Koundé has created a chance for Trevoh Chalobah. Tuchel was impressed with him in pre-season and could start him again against Arsenal. However, he could still leave on loan this month.

There isn't really a point in loaning out Trevoh Chalobah for two main reasons

- He has already had three loans in the previous three years. He has accumulated the experience needed for a 22 year old.

- He’s been one of Chelsea’s best players so far, the time is now for him at chelsea

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