Chelsea center-back, Trevoh Chalobah has confirmed that the challenge involving him and Liverpool’s midfielder, Naby Keita left him injured to the extent he had to receive some stitches.
Recall that during the Carabao Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday, February 27, Naby Keita and Trevoh Chalobah stretched for the ball midway but both players failed to gain possession of the ball.
While Naby Keita was landing his leg, he decided to land the leg near the groin of Chalobah which left him on the ground for a couple of minutes.
Chelsea’s players urged the game’s central referee Stuart Attwell to punish Keita for the challenge while Liverpool’s players argued that it was a 50-50 effort.
Referee Attwell had to visit the pitchside monitor to review the challenge and did not deem it worthy enough to punish Keita.
Even though most pundits and Chelsea’s fans wanted the referee to show Keita a straight red for endangering the life of Chalobah, the referee and the Video Assistant Referee Darren England completely dismissed the challenge. After a series of back and forth, Trevoh Chalobah stood up and continued to play the remaining minutes in the game.
After 120 minutes of football, Chalobah was allowing taking one of Chelsea’s ten spot-kicks. He was able to score the kick but Chelsea’s goalkeeper Kepa missed his which handed the victory to Liverpool.
Trevoh Chalobah react to Naby Keita’s challenge
Hours after Chelsea missed the opportunity of winning their third major title this season, Trevoh Chalobah took to Twitter to tag a Sky Sports tweet to announce that he received stitches due to the challenge involving him and Naby Keita.
The 22-year-old English defender who is a product of Chelsea’s youth system stressed that he could not understand why the referee decided not to punish the Liverpool’s midfielder.
Trevoh Chalobah tweeted: “Had to get stitches because of this. The referee is right there I don’t get it??”
Had to get stitches because of this. Referee is right there I don’t get it?? 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/8kXIgpS4wO— Trevoh Chalobah (@TrevohChalobah) February 27, 2022
Trevoh Chalobah’s stats, contract, and Salary at Chelsea in the 2021-2022 season
Trevoh Chalobah who was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone before he and his family moved to London, England when he was two-year-old, gained promotion to Chelsea’s senior team on July 1, 2021.
So far in the 2021-2022 season, Chalobah has played 22 times in which the 22-year-old center-back scored two goals.
Earlier this season, he extended his contract with Chelsea which ought to expire on June 30, 2023, to June 30, 2026.
Based on his four-and-a-half-year deal at Chelsea, Chalobah reportedly earns £12,000-per-week. Chalobah’s net worth is £2,620,800 according to salarysport.com