Rio Ferdinand reveals why he was worried for Chalobah

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Trevoh Chalobah impressed for Chelsea during the pre-season games, and not even the young defender believed he’d be a part of the Chelsea first team this season.

Chalobah started in the Super Cup clash against Villarreal and had a good game. He seems to be an important player for Tuchel and has already scored his first goal for the club.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he was worried for Chalobah especially when the club was linked with a move for Jules Kounde.

He said on Vibe with FIVE: “I was a bit worried for Chalobah, I’ve got to say.

“I saw him play in the Super Cup and he was outstanding and I thought, “Yeah this is a good chance for him, this season could be a good one that he comes in and does well”.

“Then I saw them bidding for Kounde… but then what was refreshing was that Zouma went. The fact they let Zouma go tells you they’ve got huge confidence in Chalobah and that he’s going to get game time this year.

“If Kounde had signed I’d have been worried. But he’ll get good game time this year, a chance to show his worth and really try to improve and get in that team. And I look forward to seeing it.”

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