The Blues academy product had no top-flight experience going into the London derby, but it didn’t look like it when he came on.
Trevoh Chalobah admits he was “over the moon” after scoring in his Premier League debut for Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
Chalobah kept his place in the Chelsea line-up for their opening match of the 2021-22 league campaign, having also started in the UEFA Super Cup victory over Villarreal in midweek.
The 22-year-old did not disappoint as he put in a solid performance while also marking his first appearance in the English top-flight with a stunning strike from distance as the Blues beat Crystal Palace 3-0.
“I couldn’t believe it when the ball went in. I didn’t know what to do and I dropped to my knees. I was over the moon,” Chalobah told BBC Sport post-match.
“I didn’t know the ball went in until the crowd cheered. It’s a surreal moment.
“I would have never dreamed of [scoring on my debut]. Moments like this come and you just have to be patient. From the day I came in my aim was to impress the manager, whether that’s in training or anywhere.
“I think I’ve done that well, I got my opportunity and I’ve taken it. In this moment, I just wanted to enjoy my debut. As a young boy I’ve always dreamed to play in these games for my club so I made sure I was ready and enjoyed it. I wasn’t too nervous.”