Chelsea boss Frank Lampard comments on Fikayo Tomori

Frank Lampard, head coach of Chelsea FC gestures during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Valencia CF at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2019 in London,...

Fikayo Tomori has been used regularly by Chelsea in recent weeks, with the youngster seizing his chance.

Frank Lampard, head coach of Chelsea FC gestures during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Valencia CF at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2019 in London,...

Frank Lampard has confirmed to Football London that Fikayo Tomori is now part of his first choice starting line-up at Chelsea.

Tomori started the campaign behind a number of players at Chelsea, but he has quickly impressed since being handed a chance.

The 21-year-old has now started in Chelsea’s last three Premier League matches, and he has looked at home in the Blues’ defence.

Tomori has coped better than Kurt Zouma, who began the season as first choice.

 

And Lampard now suggests that Tomori may even be Chelsea’s first choice centre-back, with Antonio Rudiger ruled out with injury.

“There is competition in there, Tomori is now number one or two as it stands,” he said. “They are really playing well. Age isn’t a huge story.”

Fikayo Tomori of Chelsea and Mo Salah of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Tomori is one of a number of Chelsea academy products who have broken through at Stamford Bridge since Lampard took charge, and many of them have excelled.

Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have also received big promotions this season, and look to be part of Chelsea’s first choice starting line-up now.

Chelsea’s next match comes against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend, when Tomori will be hoping to continue his impressive run of performances.

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