Antonio Conte certainly seems to rate Chelsea starlet Nathaniel Chalobah…

After disappearing on a series of disappointing loans over the last few years, Chalobah has been brought back into the first-team fold by Antonio Conte – and he has duly repaid the faith.

A couple of impressive substitute appearances from the young English midfielder have proven that he has the talent – and now all he needs is an opportunity.

A few short showcases have been enough to prove how good he is, but a game from the start could provide Chalobah with a platform from which to prove that he is ready to play every week for Chelsea – and that process should start against West Ham in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

With that said, here areĀ 3 reasons why Nathaniel Chalobah must start for Chelsea against West Ham