Speaking on the London is Blue podcast, the journalist suggested that there is a possibility that the 20-year-old will stick around the senior squad this season:
Fans on X are delighted that Humphreys is being considered for first-team duties:
— Chelsea-Elite🇳🇬 (@wazo111) August 9, 2023
I knew it, yeeeees ☺️
— TIMELESS DIABLO🥶😈⚽ (@MaziOdih) August 9, 2023
Yessss! He needs to stay! He is so calm under pressure
— Nii Kommey (@_obamaleke) August 9, 2023
Sell Chalobah and keep him
— Up The Chels (@SW6TONY) August 9, 2023
The boy is a gem, if well managed he has a lot of potential to be a top rated defender
— Samuel (@soaf4u) August 9, 2023
He looked great in preseason. Reminded me a lot of Colwill back there but is able to use his right foot pretty effectively as well.
— Drew (@NewEraChelsea03) August 9, 2023
He still needs a loan move
— Mikkkk (@Mikkk_AK) August 9, 2023
Humphreys has only played once for Chelsea
The England youth international made his debut for the first team in the FA Cup against Manchester City last season.
So far, that has been Humphreys’ only appearance for the Blues. He did, however, get more first experience when he was loaned out to Bundesliga 2 side Paderborn for the second half of the campaign.
He may find it hard to get game time
Despite clearly impressing Pochettino, you do feel the defender is quite a long way down the pecking order, even with Wesley Fofana out injured.
Axel Disasi has been brought in to supplement the likes of Thiago Silva, Levi Colwill, Benoit Badiashile and Trevoh Chalobah. At best, Humphreys may get some minutes in the domestic cups but a loan move may be best for his development.