‘Nobody wants to lose’ — Chalobah reveals the secret to Chelsea’s clean sheets

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Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah has been in fine form for the Blues this season. The 22-year-old’s form has caught the eyes of many, and one striking thing has been the strength of the Chelsea defence.

The academy graduate has forced his way into Thomas Tuchel’s plans and his performances so far has been top notch.

The 22-year-old made his seventh Premier League appearance in the game against Leicester City and has featured in 11 games in all competitions this season.

Interestingly, Chelsea have never conceded from open play in the Premier League this season when Chalobah has been on the pitch.

When asked the secret of Chelsea’s defensive resilience, Chalobah revealed in his press conference ahead of facing Juventus that the competitive nature of the Chelsea squad plays a major role.

“It starts in training,” Chalobah said.

“It’s very competitive, even when we do small-sided training games. Nobody wants to lose, and nobody wants to concede a goal.

“The mentality we have within ourselves and what the manager demands from us is shown in the games. We aren’t conceding and if you don’t concede, you win games. It’s good at the moment.”

Trevoh Chalobah also credited the role his elder brother Nathaniel Chalobah, who had also featured from the club after graduating from the Chelsea academy, played in his success.

“If it wasn’t for my brother, I wouldn’t have started playing football,” said the younger Chelsea Chalobah.

“Until this day we are still talking about it, talking about things I need to do. He’s been at this massive club and knows what it takes to play for this club, and I make sure every time I put on this shirt I give it my all.

“It’s important I keep my consistency levels up. Every time I get the opportunity to play, I give my all and show the manager what I’m about.”

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