Trevoh Chalobah – 9/10
This writer could hardly contain his smile as ‘Big Trev’ lashed home a picture perfect drive from distance to mark his home debut with a goal. It was the icing on the cake of a confident showing in which he yet again proved he belongs at this level.
At the age of 22, it’s the age where a player must kick on in their career. This year could be a big year for Trevoh Chalobah. In pre-season, the youngster was one of Chelsea’s stand out players.
He was rewarded in midweek with a first senior start against Villarreal in the Super Cup. After a brilliant performance, Chalobah made his Premier League debut against Palace.
From the get-go, Trevoh was calm and composed at the back. His willingness to provide cover for his teammates was sensational. To cap it all off, the youngster scored a sensational goal from centre back. There have been talks of potentially signing another centre back.
However, Chalobah has proved that there is no need to splash a lot of money on another defender.
Chelsea kicked off their Premier League season with a ruthless 3-0 triumph over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Any fears of a ‘continental hangover’ were dispelled with a performance of monstrous intensity, and one that will send the Blues fans home happy with the three points.
The match was sparked into life after a slow start, with a remarkable free kick dispatched by Marcos Alonso in the 27th minute. Christian Pulisic would extend that advantage in the 40th minute by bundling home a loose Mason Mount delivery.
It was a day to remember for Trevoh Chalobah, making his senior debut at the Bridge and etching himself into the storied history of his club with a rapturous effort in minute 58.
From there on in it became a a procession, as the Eagles failed to threaten and Chelsea used the opportunity to shake off some rust.
The home supporters saw the occasion out with chants of “you’re going down with the Arsenal”, and Chelsea have the opportunity to bring that closer to fruition as they visit the Emirates Stadium next weekend with one Romelu Lukaku in tow for his first start.