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Frank Lampard praises ‘selfless’ Chelsea defender

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Despite Chelsea dropping more points at the weekend, the performance of one player in particular pleased Lampard.

Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard hailed Trevoh Chalobah’s recent run of form after another fine display in Saturday’s 2-2 home draw against Nottingham Forest.

The 23-year-old defender has consistently featured under Lampard, playing in all eight of the Englishman’s games in charge. He’s taken on a prominent role by starting five times. Despite the team’s difficulties with performance and results, Chalobah has proven to be reliable and steadfast.

He also played a key part in the build-up to the first Raheem Sterling’s two goals against Forest.

“He’s such a selfless lad. He doesn’t say ‘I want to play in this position’,” Lampard said of Chalobah. “Maybe [his best position] will become apparent, but I think he’s played really well in a back three for the club.

“[He had] a really good period when he first got into the team, he can play well as a center-back in a back four and at right-back. The bigger picture is the way he’s been applying himself since I’ve come back.

“He’s a delight to train with every day because he comes in with enthusiasm, low maintenance, and when you talk about the things you want, he tries to do them on the pitch, which is a great thing.

“In my short period here, you look at what are the games and the individual players, I’ve been very happy. I was looking forward to working with Trev because I didn’t get that chance when I was here before.”

Chelsea return to action this coming Sunday away to Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad.