TCC View: Chelsea already have a replacement for Fikayo Tomori

If Fikayo Tomori does leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis this summer, there are going to be a lot of disgruntled Chelsea fans.

He’s currently making a huge impression during his loan spell with Italian giants AC Milan, who are reportedly “absolutely convinced” about activating the option to buy him on a permanent basis this summer.

The 23-year-old defender is a massive talent to come through the Blues academy, but it looks like they could lose him.

Chelsea fans are keen to see as many academy graduates in the first team as possible alongside the likes of Mason Mount and Reece James, so selling Tomori would be a blow.

Fortunately, they may already own the direct replacement.

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Marc Guehi is another centre-back to come through the Chelsea youth system, and he’s currently developing in the Championship with Swansea City.

The 20-year-old is a younger version of Tomori that isn’t on his level yet, but the sky appears to be the limit for him.

He’s an aggressive centre-back that has had no problems with the physicality in the Championship despite being so young, plus he’s a ball-player that is great in possession.

If Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea want to bring a young emerging talent into the squad as another centre-back option next season, the signs are that England Under-21 international Guehi could be the individual to do that. 

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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.