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Rio Ferdinand raves about Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori

Rio Ferdinand of England watches on during the International Friendly between Japan and England at UPC-Arena on May 30, 2010 in Graz, Austria.

Chelsea won 2-1 against Lille, as Frank Lampard's side picked up their first points in this season's Champions League.

Fikayo Tomori of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Valencia CF at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Rio Ferdinand has hailed Fikayo Tomori as a huge talent on BT Sport, after watching Chelsea’s game against Lille last night.

Tomori continued his impressive run of form in Chelsea’s first-team with another excellent display at the heart of Frank Lampard’s defence.

Chelsea switched to a formation which incorporated three central defenders last night, which allowed Tomori more freedom to get forward.


And the young defender took advantage of his chance to break into the opposition half, as he set up Tammy Abraham for the first goal of the night.

Chelsea went on to win 2-1, as Frank Lampard’s side picked up an important three points in their Champions League group.

And Ferdinand was so impressive with the defensive work of Tomori.

“A huge talent. Everything he did defensively today was perfect,” Ferdinand said.

Fikayo Tomori of Chelsea looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between Reading and Chelsea at Madejski Stadium on July 28, 2019 in Reading, England.

“His tenacity, anticipation and willingness to step out and take the ball [was impressive]. That’s what you want to see from young players.”

Lampard has already suggested that Tomori has become one of Chelsea’s top two centre-backs in his eyes now, through his performances since breaking into their first-team.

The youngster looks set to continue in Chelsea’s starting line-up at the weekend, when they take on Southampton in the Premier League.

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