Video: Chelsea academy duo spotted in first-team training ahead of Lille

Video: Tuchel has called two Chelsea teenagers into first-team training before Lille, both yet to make debuts

Chelsea youngsters Bashir Humphreys and Charlie Webster have both spotted in training with the senior group ahead of this week’s match in the Champions League.

The Blues uploaded a video on Twitter yesterday from first-team training.

Thomas Tuchel’s group are currently preparing ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 tie away to Lille, which they lead 2-0 on aggregate from the first leg.

Humphreys, 19, is an exciting young centre-back taking part in a rondo training drill. In addition, 18-year-old midfielder Webster can be seen as part of the group.

The English teenagers are yet to make their senior debuts for Chelsea, but are in and around the main group ahead of a big European contest.

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Chelsea futures secure for now

Of course, the uncertainty around the ownership and the current sanctions imposed on Chelsea means they risk losing players in the summer.

As it stands, the Blues can’t negotiate new contracts with existing players, so there will be several departures when contracts expire at the end of the season unless new buyers arrive.

There are players in the Chelsea academy who only have deals that run until the summer, but thankfully Humphreys and Webster don’t fall into that category.

Centre-half Humphreys is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2024 (transfermarkt). Meanwhile, Webster’s deal runs until 2023 (transfermarkt).

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.