Nathaniel Chalobah.

Watch: Nathaniel Chalobah with the assist of the season so far in Chelsea win

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Chelsea bounced back from a difficult few days that had seen unwelcome speculation about Antonio Conte's future to beat Leicester City 3-0 in Saturday's early kick off.

Goals from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses secured the win over the reigning Premier League champions and there were a number of impressive displays for Blues fans to enjoy.

However, it was academy product Nathaniel Chalobah who arguably produced the moment of the game as he supplied Moses' goal with what has to be the early frontrunner for assist of the season.

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Arriving on the field in the 68th minute with Chelsea already 2-0 up, Chalobah was making only his second appearances for the Stamford Bridge club in the Premier League.

He didn't take long to make an impression, though, as he produced a frankly outrageous bit of skill to set up fellow substitute Moses to score Chelsea's third. If the young English midfielder plays another 100 games for the Blues, he is unlikely to provide a better assist than the one below...

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If he meant it - and there is not reason to suggest he didn't - it really was a moment of magic from Chalobah. Somehow he managed to use one touch to hold off an opponent, produce a perfect backheel and lay on a simple tap in for a teammate.

Not bad for a man known more for his defensive work on the pitch.

Although the likes of Hazard and Costa will draw much of the plaudits as they continued their strong personal starts to the new campaign to put Leicester to the sword, social media wasn't about to let Chalobah's majestic pass go by without the credit it deserved.


Chelsea teammate Cesar Azpelicueta was amongst those bowing down to the 21-year-old's vision and technique.

There may be plenty of competition for a spot in Chelsea's midfield these days - Cesc Fabregas is still struggling for minutes remember. Nevertheless, Chalobah has done his chances of getting increased game time no harm with his touch of class this afternoon.

The England Under-21 regular has had something of a nomadic start to his professional career, with loan spells at Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Reading and Napoli having come since he signed a pro deal with Chelsea in 2010.

If he can continue to catch Conte's eye, however, the youngster can expect to secure a role in the Italian's first-team squad for the remainder of the season and beyond.

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