Victor Moses signed his contract extension with Chelsea last week. The Blues are set to reward their other long-serving loan army veteran, Nathaniel Chalobah, with a new contract at the end of this season.
Nathaniel Chalobah played 97 first-team matches across five different clubs before making his Chelsea debut in September. He finally appears to have a future at the club he joined when he was eight years old. Chalobah will likely sign a long-term contract at the end of this season, according to the Evening Standard.
Chalobah’s current contract runs through the end of next season. He signed that deal in August 2013, at the beginning of loan #2 to Nottingham Forest. Chalobah has made 13 appearances so far this season, including full-game starts in each of Chelsea’s FA Cup ties.
Like Victor Moses, Chalobah sufficiently impressed Antonio Conte during the pre-season to earn a spot in the 2016/17 squad. More significantly, he avoided another loan. His debut with 10 minutes remaining against Leicester City in the EFL Cup was a cathartic moment for many long-time Chelsea watchers. He made his Premier League debut with a 89′ run-out in the match that also debuted the 3-4-3.