Marc Guehi has today completed a season-long loan deal with Swansea City.
The 20-year-old has reunited with former England U-17s manager Steve Cooper at Swansea City as the pair look to build on last season’s sixth-placed finish.
Guehi played an instrumental role on loan at the Liberty Stadium last season with Swansea losing just twice in their final ten games to steal the final playoff spot. Cooper’s young loan stars were unable to beat Brentford over two legs. But this year there will be a quiet optimism that Swansea can go one step further and actually secure promotion back to the Premier League.
Guehi will also be joined by fellow England youth team player Morgan Gibbs-White, who has come in to fill the void left by former loanee and Chelsea midfielder Connor Gallagher.
Comfortable with the ball at his feet and able to play at both centre-half and right-back Guehi possesses a lot of admirable traits. His tackling is certainly an area of weakness but he does well to mask said deficiency by not diving into tackles and conceding fouls.
Guehi made his Chelsea debut in a 7-1 Carabao Cup victory over Grimsby Town, going on to make one further appearance in the competition against Manchester United before moving on loan to Swansea in January.
Despite showing good signs of development under Cooper’s tutelage last season, Guehi will be acutely aware of the competition he faces to break into Chelsea’s side. Ethan Ampadu has returned from RB Leipzig and whilst largely playing at the base of midfield the Welshman is also a very capable centre-half. There is then the futures of Fikayo Tomori and Trevoh Chalobah, who are both a few years ahead in their development and will be looking to impress Frank Lampard with a view to returning to the first-team setup.
Guehi though has been offered another fantastic opportunity to showcase his talents and should Swansea return to the Premier League then Lampard will surely have to take notice of the youngster’s undoubted ability.