Nigerian stopper amongst the three players Chelsea should look at this weekend

Middlesbrough and Derby County loan stars and a familiar face in Southampton star Luke Shaw are among players Chelsea and their fans will want to keep an eye on this weekend.

As the season comes to a close, many clubs and their supporters will already have one eye firmly focused on the summer transfer window in order to strengthen their side ready for next season. And Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be no different.

The Blues loss to Paris Saint-Germain midweek left Mourinho clearly frustrated in the post-match press conference, as he lashed out at a number of experienced first-team professionals.

He bemoaned a number of positions and with the former Real Madrid manager backed to flash the cash in the summer we take a look at who may be of interest to him this weekend. With one game in particular providing a very intriguing battle.

Luke Shaw - Manchester City vs Southampton

Already a familiar face to the Chelsea scouting staff, you maybe thinking what more do they need to know about the talented full-back? However, with the England youngster primed for his trickiest game of the season, it may be worth keeping an eye on his performance.

The 18-year-old wonderkid will have to be at his absolute best tomorrow if he is to help Chelsea in the race for the title as he comes up against a formidable Manchester City attack at the Etihad. He is likely to be tasked with the job of keeping Jesus Navas from making an impact. A role, which if done correctly, will no doubt add more weight to his growing reputation.

Kenneth Omeruo and Patrick Bamford - Middlesbrough vs Derby County

The most intriguing game for the Chelsea scouting staff tomorrow will be the Championship match-up between Derby County and Middlesbrough.

Chelsea youngsters Kenneth Omeruo and Patrick Bamford have been in fantastic form since their move to the Championship in January, which saw the duo join clubs in very different positions.

However, the emphasis tomorrow will be who will come out on top between the Nigerian stopper and the England under-21 goalscoring wonder.

Both players are hungry to prove themselves as more than capable for the Chelsea first-team, and the game tomorrow provides the perfect stage to do just that.

A goal or two for Bamford will help his case incredibly, as would a clean sheet and three points for Omerou, who will go head-to-head with one of the Championship's most potent attacking teams.

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