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PL2 preview: Marc Guehi on the season’s start and his honour to play at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea’s development squad begin their home campaign at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, with Liverpool the visitors to west London in Premier League 2.

Andy Myers’s side are looking to continue their 100 per cent winning start to the season after victory in the EFL Trophy at Swindon Town and a last-minute goal earning three points in our PL2 opener away at Derby County last week.

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Defender Marc Guehi has been involved in both outings, having featured for Frank Lampard’s senior side early in pre-season in Ireland, and he believes the team have shown good adaptability to take two wins from two.

‘It’s been a good start to the season,’ Guehi told the official Chelsea website in the build-up to the game. ‘For me, it was a privilege to travel with the first team and have a few days with them in Dublin, with the opportunity to play in a game as well. I was really grateful for that.


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‘We’ve managed to get two wins in two very different but tough games and I think the team has adapted well. It helps us build that momentum early on and training has helped with that as well because it’s been of a really high level.

'Everyone has put a lot of hard work in and you can see that in the games. We’ve shown a bit more consistency and we hope to keep this run going.’

Strong character has been on display in this early part of the season, with the young Blues fighting hard to restore their lead and hold on for the win in Wiltshire, before battling right to the end of 90 minutes in order to secure a late winner against the Rams.

‘It just shows how resilient we are as a team,’ continued Guehi. ‘We worked together to grind out the results and I’m sure there will be many more games like that.

'If we keep focused and keep doing what we’re doing then I think we’ve got a really strong season ahead.’

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The 19-year-old knows that Liverpool will be a difficult opponent, with the Reds having beaten us in both PL2 fixtures last season. However, he is optimistic a positive start to the campaign can be continued and looks ahead to the prospect of walking out at Stamford Bridge with great excitement.

‘They will be a very fast attacking side, very good on the ball and high-pressing like their first team so we’re aware it will be a tough game,’ Guehi said of Liverpool.

‘It’s always an honour to play at the Bridge because it’s an iconic stadium and a place where I’ve grown up watching some of the best players at Chelsea. Any opportunity to play there is a privilege and hopefully we can pull through to get the win.’

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