In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Marc Guehi has been impressing in Swansea and Glenn Hoddle believes the Blues will go through in tough clash against Atletico Madrid.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Young defender impressing at Swansea
According to the Athletic, Marc Guehi has been impressing at Swansea this season.
The 20-year-old returned for his second loan spell at the club for this season and was very crucial in helping his side beat rivals Cardiff City in South Wales.
‘Guehi has established himself as a key part of manager Steve Cooper’s plans and his development is not going unnoticed at Chelsea,’ report the Athletic.
It is believed that the centre-back has been closely monitored by assistant coaches Jody Morris and Joe Edwards and there is a serious consideration on whether the defender will become part of the first-team squad next season.
Guehi will finish the Championship season with Swansea and if he continues to produce the quality he has been showing he’ll join the Chelsea squad for pre-season.
The Englishman signed a new contract last year which runs until 2022 and has been at the club since he was eight.
The Athletic also reported that there is a possibility of a Premier League loan next season to gain more experience.
Hoddle confident against Atletico Madrid
The Blues were drawn to face Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League and Glenn Hoddle believes Chelsea have the quality to overcome the Spanish giants.
Frank Lampard’s men finished top of their group and still managed to be drawn against a tricky opponent.
‘It’s a tough one,’ Hoddle said on BT Sport, which was also repeated in Football.London
‘I don’t think Barcelona are scary at the moment, they wouldn’t fear them, but Atletico are stubborn, they’re such a stubborn team.’
The Blues will also face their former talisman Diego Costa in February in this European clash.
‘I think Chelsea have certainly got the firepower up front to open up Atletico,’ Hoddle said in the studio.
‘We have got to hope that all three English clubs are in that mode when they go into these games, especially Chelsea against Atletico.’
While the Spanish side will have their important stars, the former Chelsea manager believes Timo Werner and Thiago Silva will have a big role to play.
‘Two great players who won’t fear anything going into those games,’ Hoddle said.
‘Chelsea are a side that wants to play, and Frank wants his team to play his way, he won’t change his way of playing.’
Thiago Silva joins coaching course
According to reports in Brazil, Thiago Silva will take his first steps towards management as he prepares to start a coaching course.
Thiago Silva, 36, has been a calming presence at the back for Chelsea and his leadership skills have helped Frank Lampard’s side at times this season.
Globo Esporte have reported that the centre-back has begun a Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) course, which makes up part of his UEFA B coaching licence.
The Brazilian will be attending the course with former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho and former Blues left-back Filipe Luis, with the latter said to be most interested in the course.
Thankfully for Blues fans, the courses will be completed online because of coronavirus regulation.