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Chelsea manager reveals that it will take time for Trevoh Chalobah to start

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Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea head coach, alleges that the club’s medical team has been preventing him from utilizing Trevoh Chalobah. The 24-year-old has yet to play a single minute this season due to an ongoing recovery from a long-term injury.

Trevoh Chalobah, a versatile defender excelling in both center-back and right-back roles, is a Chelsea academy product with considerable talent. Although there were speculations about his departure from Stamford Bridge in the January window, he remained with the club beyond the deadline.

In anticipation of Sunday’s Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at home, Pochettino was queried about Chalobah’s fitness.

Chelsea manager Pochettino stated: “He’s really close. He has been training really well. We need the permission of the medical area to have the possibility to be selected and be in the squad. At the moment, we don’t have the permission.”

Chelsea will be anticipating Chalobah’s return

Chalobah’s return to play will be a significant boost for the team, and it appears to be imminent. Journalist Ben Jacobs recently reported via X that Chalobah, despite transfer interest, was content staying with Chelsea beyond January. However, he expressed a preference to join a new club participating in European competitions afterward.

Chalobah’s potential sale would contribute pure profit to the club’s accounts. Thus, suggesting these might be his last months in a Chelsea shirt. Despite this, there is belief that he can still provide valuable assistance to the squad during his remaining time with the team.

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