Chelsea young defender Trevor Chalobah, the younger brother of former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract.
The 18-year-old Academy defender was recently called up to a Premier League matchday squad for the first time, when he was an unused substitute against Manchester City on Sunday.
“It’s great and I think it shows the hard work I’ve put in,” Chalobah told Chelsea’s official website after signing his new deal.
“For me being at this club for a long time, it shows my development and now I have to just keep on going. It’s important now that I don’t relax, keep my head down to work hard and focus on the big games coming up.”
Chalobah has been training with the first team since the turn of the year and the 18-year-old believes every session provides an opportunity to learn and improve.
“Training with players like Eden Hazard and Antonio Rudiger, who plays in my position, is really good,” Chalobah added. “I just want to learn and take in all the information every day because you need to be able to take what you practise in training into games if you want to play at the highest level.
“To be in the squad at the Etihad was a great experience. It was my first time involved in a Premier League match day with a big crowd – that’s the sort of stage you want to play on every week.”