Chalobah opens up on anxiety issues after Chelsea breakthrough

Trevoh Chalobah suffered with anxiety after becoming a regular for Chelsea.

Chalobah has been on Chelsea’s books for many years now, but only recently became a regular in their senior side.

The centre-back would impress Thomas Tuchel in pre-season during the summer of 2021 and has become a key part of their backline.

He was in and out of the squad at the start of this season. But Tuchel was then sacked and Graham Potter took the reigns.

The former Brighton boss has since started Chalobah in every league game apart from his debut vs Crystal Palace.

The 23-year-old has been arguably the Blues’ most consistent stopper during that period.

And now, he has opened up on the struggles he faced after breaking into the Chelsea team:

“We’re normal human beings. They [supporters] think we’re superhumans, that we don’t get affected by what people say, by what people do. I’m the same as you guys,” he said. I remember playing for Chelsea last season. Towards the start of the season I was suffering with anxiety.

“Obviously playing for a big club, 40,000 every week, well I was used to it. But it’s different when you’re playing for your boyhood club at a big Champions League-winning team the year before that. I don’t get it now. Now I’ve dealt with it.

“This was the start of last season, the first weeks or first month or so was tough. But then I managed to pull through it. It was just talking to my family really, it was talking to people. I have a very good support system.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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