Chelsea is closely monitoring the progress of two of their former defenders, Marc Guehi and Fikayo Tomori, with potential consideration of re-signing them.
This information comes from a report by Tuttomercatoweb, which states that Chelsea is among several Premier League clubs keeping tabs on Guehi and Tomori in their quest to strengthen their defensive options.
In 2021, Chelsea sold Guehi to Crystal Palace and Tomori to AC Milan. Since then, both defenders have established themselves as key players for their respective clubs.
At the moment, Chelsea’s need for Marc Guehi or Fikayo Tomori appears limited. With the return of Benoit Badiashile, manager Mauricio Pochettino has a pool of four central defenders to choose from, including the likes of the Frenchman, Thiago Silva, Axel Disasi, and Levi Colwill. Badiashile and Disasi could potentially form Chelsea’s future center-back pairing, as they have shown compatibility on the field.
It’s highly unlikely that Guehi or Tomori would be eager to return to Stamford Bridge to compete for a spot in the team, as they left Chelsea in the first place to secure regular starting roles.
The departure of Thiago Silva, whose contract expires at the end of the season, could potentially create an opening in Pochettino’s squad. However, Guehi and Tomori would still need to contend with players like Badiashile and Disasi for a spot in the team. Given their established roles as regular starters, especially in the case of Tomori at AC Milan, it’s doubtful that they would be willing to compete for limited playing time at Chelsea.
Nevertheless, if Chelsea is determined to acquire a new center-back in the future, they might consider pursuing one of the English duo, Guehi or Tomori.