‘People don’t know what players go through’ – Chalobah reveals how he suffered last season

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Trevoh Chalobah had a breakthrough season at Chelsea last term, as the academy graduate became a huge part of the Chelsea team.

Chalobah, who is in fine form under Graham Potter, has revealed how he had to battle anxiety in his first few weeks as a first team player at Chelsea last season.

“People don’t know what players are going through,” he told The Residency podcast.

“We’re normal human beings. They think we’re super humans, that we don’t get affected by what people say, by what people do. I’m the same as you guys.

“I remember playing for Chelsea last season. Towards the start of the season I was suffering with anxiety.

“Obviously playing for a big club, 40,000 every week, well I was used to it.

“But it’s different when you’re playing for your boyhood club at a big Champions League-winning team the year before that.”

Trevoh Chalobah who’s younger brother to former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, has revealed how his family helped him through the situation.

He said: “I don’t get it now. Now I’ve dealt with it. This was the start of last season, the first weeks or first month or so was tough. But then I managed to pull through it.

“It was just talking to my family really, it was talking to people. I have a very good support system.

“With my family we’re very close, we’ve always been close, always talking.”