Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed Trevoh Chalobah’s best position in his squad currently.
Chalobah can play in the midfield and also in the defensive positions.
But Tuchel believes the 22-year-old’s best position presently is the ‘back three,’ adding that he has settled in it.
Chalobah was expected to be loaned out for the fourth consecutive season but impressed Tuchel enormously in pre-season, earning a start against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup before netting on his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace last weekend.
On the prospect of Chalobah being used in midfield, Tuchel told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League derby with Arsenal on Sunday: “We know this. For us so far he’s only played in the back three so right now I would say these are the positions where he can maybe achieve the most in high-level football.
“But it’s only my opinion after six or seven weeks and there is enough room and enough space and enough time to convince me that he is maybe even the solution for us as the fourth midfielder. One time we will maybe try it.”
“I think now is not the time to confuse him and to try too many roles. He’s settled in, he’s settled in the back three, he knows now and learns now what it takes to play in this position in terms of football tactics, behaviour and principles of the game, now he needs to learn what it takes to be a professional for Chelsea.”