Report: Some at Chelsea think 21-year-old prospect is actually better than Fikayo Tomori

Marc Guehi is apparently viewed as a better talent than fellow Chelsea academy product Fikayo Tomori by some within the club.

This is according to The Athletic, who state that certain members of the Stamford Bridge contingent place Guehi on a higher pedestal than Tomori.

Comparing the Chelsea duo

Both have trodden very similar paths to the position they find themselves in now.

Although Tomori is two years older, the pair journeyed through the Blues development ranks and made it to senior level at a relatively young age.

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Guehi made his debut in 2019, Tomori in 2016, but neither managed to immediately cement themselves into the first team.

In Guehi’s case, he is yet to smash his way into the senior set-up.

Instead, the 21-year-old has spread his wings with Swansea City for the past season and a half.

He featured for England at the recent Under-21 European Championships, where some of his teammates called him a ‘brick wall’ and an ‘absolute tank’.

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Tomori had to wait three years and three separate loan spells before he broke through at Chelsea.

Frank Lampard utilised the young defender well during his maiden campaign in charge of the Blues.

Their relationship fell sour in the second term as Tomori was shipped off to AC Milan, where he now plays permanently.

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 With one talented centre-back gone, another is soon to join him, as Guehi prepares to sign for Crystal Palace.

It is interesting how Guehi is regarded in higher esteem, especially as his Chelsea career is yet to take off.

The same could be said for Tomori, although he had his time in the spotlight until Lampard snuffed out his opportunities.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.