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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