AUDIO: Nathaniel Chalobah discusses his Watford loan and dreams of replacing Frank Lampard at Chelsea

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First published in Sport

Chelsea and England's rising star Nathaniel Chalobah is showing why he is so highly rated during his loan spell at Watford. 

The 18-year-old this week sat down with the Watford Observer's Frank Smith at the Hornets' London Colney training base to discuss his time at Vicarage Road and the recent reports tipping him to replace Blues legend Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

In part two of our interview with Chalobah, the cultured midfielder talks about Watford's promotion push and Friday's televised game with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

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12:43pm Wed 27 Feb 13

hornet88 says...

Can't wait to see this guy when he's 5 years older. Astonishing how calm on the ball he is at 18 and even when he was 17. possibly the next youngster to go to a world cup?
Can't wait to see this guy when he's 5 years older. Astonishing how calm on the ball he is at 18 and even when he was 17. possibly the next youngster to go to a world cup? hornet88
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12:59pm Wed 27 Feb 13

AMP4WATFORD4EVER says...

No chance of a quick transferdeal then, I guess ? Would love to see him at Vicarage Road for a looooooooooooooooooo
ng time.
Let´s hope he can stay at least for the next season in the Prem as it would be good for him.
No chance of a quick transferdeal then, I guess ? Would love to see him at Vicarage Road for a looooooooooooooooooo ng time. Let´s hope he can stay at least for the next season in the Prem as it would be good for him. AMP4WATFORD4EVER
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1:25pm Wed 27 Feb 13

gloryhornet4 says...

Good for him if he is the next Frank Lampard that he does not have Harry Redknapp as his uncle.
Good for him if he is the next Frank Lampard that he does not have Harry Redknapp as his uncle. gloryhornet4
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1:41pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Poppet Bear says...

As long as Watford get promoted, he'd be much better staying with us. Chelsea will always pay £30m+ to bring in a superstar, then he'll be in the reserves or a sub at best. However, if loadsa money is he's motivation, we don't stand a chance.
As long as Watford get promoted, he'd be much better staying with us. Chelsea will always pay £30m+ to bring in a superstar, then he'll be in the reserves or a sub at best. However, if loadsa money is he's motivation, we don't stand a chance. Poppet Bear
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2:09pm Wed 27 Feb 13

JonBoy says...

He's rubbish. needs a couple of more seasons at Watford before his is half decent
He's rubbish. needs a couple of more seasons at Watford before his is half decent JonBoy
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3:25pm Wed 27 Feb 13

mk6 hornet says...

JonBoy wrote:
He's rubbish. needs a couple of more seasons at Watford before his is half decent
I agree he is not that good so i think chelsea should let us have him on a free lol
[quote][p][bold]JonBoy[/bold] wrote: He's rubbish. needs a couple of more seasons at Watford before his is half decent[/p][/quote]I agree he is not that good so i think chelsea should let us have him on a free lol mk6 hornet
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3:59pm Wed 27 Feb 13

The Not-so-enlightened one says...

Following a season out on loan at a Championship side, these guys usually go out to a lower Premiership club...hmmm, who might that be next season? It might save him having to relocate!
Following a season out on loan at a Championship side, these guys usually go out to a lower Premiership club...hmmm, who might that be next season? It might save him having to relocate! The Not-so-enlightened one
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4:00pm Wed 27 Feb 13

SAHornet says...

Seems a well grounded young fella. Best of luck to him. Sean Murray take note.
Seems a well grounded young fella. Best of luck to him. Sean Murray take note. SAHornet
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11:52am Thu 28 Feb 13

watford1881 says...

Over confident sometimes.. The only bad part of his game that I can see.. All else, very good.. It will be sad to see him go back when he does...COYH
Over confident sometimes.. The only bad part of his game that I can see.. All else, very good.. It will be sad to see him go back when he does...COYH watford1881
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12:35pm Thu 28 Feb 13

1982WFC says...

The lad is only just 18 & is still learning his trade. He is going to be a fantastic footballer. Personally I don't have a problem with his confidence, the major problem with most English players is not having any confidence on the ball & treat it like a hot potato. That is the reason decent teams in tournament situations make our national team look second rate.
Off the pitch he appears to be a very level headed young man who I hope we can keep hold of for another season. There is absolutely no chance of a permanent transfer as Chelsea hold him in VERY high regard.
The lad is only just 18 & is still learning his trade. He is going to be a fantastic footballer. Personally I don't have a problem with his confidence, the major problem with most English players is not having any confidence on the ball & treat it like a hot potato. That is the reason decent teams in tournament situations make our national team look second rate. Off the pitch he appears to be a very level headed young man who I hope we can keep hold of for another season. There is absolutely no chance of a permanent transfer as Chelsea hold him in VERY high regard. 1982WFC
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1:03pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Harry's Bar says...

SAHornet wrote:
Seems a well grounded young fella. Best of luck to him. Sean Murray take note.
Look at the foreign players for an example, the money hasn't distracted them. Once youv'e lost your hunger it's very hard to get it back. Rodgers says Sterlings legs aren't right.....rubbish, it's £30,000 a week that's sapped his zip.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Seems a well grounded young fella. Best of luck to him. Sean Murray take note.[/p][/quote]Look at the foreign players for an example, the money hasn't distracted them. Once youv'e lost your hunger it's very hard to get it back. Rodgers says Sterlings legs aren't right.....rubbish, it's £30,000 a week that's sapped his zip. Harry's Bar
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