Thiago Silva says Trevoh Chalobah ‘is the future of Chelsea’

Thiago Silva says Trevoh Chalobah ‘plays like a pro’ (REX/Shutterstock)

Thiago Silva has praised Trevoh Chalobah and believes the 22-year-old ‘is the future of Chelsea’.

Impressive Chalobah Thomas Tuchel in Chelsea’s time pre-season campaign and made a surprise first-team debut against Villarreal in the Super Cup in August.

The 22-year-old has quickly established himself as a first-team regular under Tuchel, having made 12 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

And Silva believes his compatriot will be a mainstay at Chelsea for many years to come.

Silva told Chelsea TV: “He is a player who despite being very young plays like an experienced professional.”

‘And that makes me really happy because I’m there with him playing in the same position and I can see how he’s performing, how he’s developing.

Trevoh Chalobah impressed after making his breakthrough in the starting XI at Chelsea in August (Getty)

‘Not everyone can do this, but can become a team like Chelsea and performed and he didn’t do it for my help, he did it for his own sake.

‘He’s a player I know from France where he’s playing at a lower level for Lorient and he’s taken a step forward and he’s playing here because he deserves it.

‘Some say he was incapable of doing so but he did it because of his own competence. That’s what makes me really happy because a player like Trevoh Chalobah is the future of this club. ‘

Silva also praised Reece James and believes the Chelsea right-back has played as an experienced member of the team.

Silva said: “I’m probably the right person to ask about Reece James because I’m a huge fan of him.

‘He may be young but the way he plays you would think he played over 10 years at Chelsea with over 100 caps for England. He’s a player with that kind of personality and great physicality, but also great strength, and when you put it all together, you’ve got yourself an excellent player.

‘That’s what he’s showing at the moment but he’s still someone who can improve because he’s young and with experience he will learn a lot more to become a world-class talent real world.’

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