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Chalobah in dreamland after signing long-term extension with Chelsea

Trevor Chalobah has signed a contract extension with Chelsea.

The 22-year-old enjoyed loan spells at Ipswich, Huddersfield Town and Lorient before breaking into the Chelsea first-team this season.

Chalobah has proven his ability at the top level with 10 appearances across all competitions.

After securing his future at the club until 2026, Chalobah told Chelsea's official website: "It's quite surreal. It's a dream for me to sign a new long-term contract for my boyhood club and hopefully the dream continues.

"It's been an unbelievable start to the season and something I never expected but it just shows that the hard work I've put in and going out on loans has paid off.

"I tried to impress the manager in pre-season and then take that into the games so it's been good and consistency now is the key to keep those high levels."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has added: "To see Trevoh joining so many of his fellow Academy graduates in the men's first team is something we are exceptionally proud of as a Club. When he scored in the first game of the Premier League season, it was an emotional moment for everyone involved in his progress to this point.

"His performances in the early months of the season, as well as his attitude and professionalism, have impressed us all and we are very pleased to be able to reward Trevoh's progress with this new long-term contract."

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