Chalobah, 22, has been on Chelsea’s books since the age of 10.

But he has made just 13 first-team appearances for the Blues, having spent most of his time at Stamford Bridge out on loan.

However the England Under-21 international is adamant that quitting the club wasn’t an option.

He told The Sun: “Some loans were good, some loans were bad, some were up and down.

“As a player, you can sometimes get caught up in everything and think negative things.

“I always stayed positive and had the opportunity to come back and play during the club’s pre-season campaigns.