The on-loan 18-year-old might not quite yet be the ready-made replacement for the England star Frank Lampard.
But the England Under-21 midfield ace showed that, like Lampard, he has an eye for goal with a screamer that gave Kasper Schmeichel no chance.
Chalobah admitted: "I couldn't have caught it any better. It sat up nicely for me and I thought, why not?"
Boss Gianfranco Zola said: "It was a great goal. Nathaniel is a player who has those type of goals in his bag."