Nathaniel Chalobah left Chelsea this summer for Watford and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed he would have liked Chalobah to stay at Chelsea.
“I don’t know the politics of that but I like Chalobah,” Lampard told Goal.
“I like the way he has come through because I have seen him come through as a school boy and watched his progress on loan.
“He improved while away, particularly when he went abroad [to Napoli]. I think that really improved him as a player and a person.
“I don’t know the ins and outs of why he left but there’s certainly that market of bringing these youngsters through to sell and get money in the short term and to bring them back. We see it happening particularly at Chelsea.
“I would have liked him to stay but from his point of view. I want to see him getting game time because he is old enough now. He should be playing every week and I am sure he will be doing that at Watford.”