When Chelsea sold Nathaniel Chalobah to Watford, a lot of questions were asked. Former Chelsea manager, Ray Wilkins had openly gone out and blasted Antonio Conte live on talkSPORT.
He had said that he didn’t see a difference between the two players and it was certainly not worth the difference in their transfer fees! Both players being 22-years-old and having a similar style of play was the main reason for the former Chelsea assistant manager to bring up that question.
However, Chalobah has put everything to rest and revealed why the decision was made. The English midfielder has been quoted in Football London saying:
”The experience thing is obviously the biggest part of any decision really these days for managers and I think if he’s had the experience then fair play. Here’s my chance to come out and get experience. It’s not about proving anyone wrong. It’s about working myself and helping the team out and seeing what I can do.”
Football London reports that Chelsea had offered Chalobah a new contract but the player decided to turn it down. He wanted to play regularly and made the switch to Watford as per the report.
Chalobah had made just nine substitute appearances and one start in the Premier League last season under Antonio Conte.