Chelsea defender, Trevoh Chalobah, has named Reece James and Mason Mount as the two Blues players who inspired him to work hard at the club.
Chalobah spent last season on loan at French Ligue 1 club Lorient and was likely expecting to find another loan club before Thomas Tuchel decided to include him in pre-season.
“That was my motivation,” Chalobah told the official website of Chelsea.
“I watched every Chelsea game when Mason Mount and Reece James were under Frank Lampard. I’d hurry home to watch the games.
It’s incredible to see them play for Chelsea.”
I played with them in all age groups, and then I saw them play on television.
Training with those two [Mason and Reece] brought back memories of training with them in the Academy, so it did make me feel confident and relaxed.”