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Romelu Lukaku reacts as Chelsea tie defender down to new long-term contract

Romelu Lukaku reacts as Chelsea tie defender down to new long-term contract

 

Premier League giants Chelsea have, on Thursday evening, confirmed that up-and-coming defender Trevoh Chalobah has committed his future to the club.

Cobham standout

The name of 22-year-old Chalobah has of course proven a prominent one across Chelsea’s season to date.

Amid a dearth of defensive options on the back of this summer’s European Championships and Copa America, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel opted to hand Chalobah the chance to impress as part of his first-team ranks throughout pre-season.

And this was an opportunity which the club’s youth product went on to grasp with both hands.

In turn, on the back of a series of starring displays, including in a UEFA Super Cup showdown with Villarreal, Chalobah has since been afforded appearances in a none-too-shabby nine of Chelsea’s fixtures to this point in 2021/22.

This includes starts in five of the club’s Premier League outings, across which the Pensioners conceded just a solitary goal. The gifted stopper has even managed to chip in with a pair of goals of his own.

Romelu Lukaku reacts as Chelsea tie defender down to new long-term contract

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Trevoh Chalobah of Chelsea celebrates with teammate Cesar Azpilicueta after scoring their side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

Going nowhere

In turn, it came as little surprise, over recent weeks, to hear of the board in west London making their first moves towards tying their up-and-coming defender down for the long-term.

Chalobah is evidently seen as a core piece of the Chelsea puzzle moving forward, culminating in negotiations being opened over a new contract.

And, on Thursday evening, such talks have borne fruit.

In a post across the club’s social media platforms, Chelsea have confirmed that Chalobah has indeed put pen to paper on a new four-and-a-half year contract, taking the stopper through to the summer of 2026:

One of those evidently delighted with such an agreement being found, meanwhile, is Romelu Lukaku, with the Blues hitman having taken to Twitter to send a lighthearted congratulatory message to his young teammate:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
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King, Joshua Watford FC 5
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