Fikayo Tomori is set to be rewarded for his fine start of the season with Chelsea with a new five year deal.
The England under-21 international is another graduate from the Chelsea academy system, and made his name last season on loan with Derby County where he played under Lampard. He was named the Rams’ “Player of the Season” by the club’s supporters at the end of the month.
Like team mate and colleague Mason Mount, Lampard had no hesitation about giving Tomori his first-team chance at Stamford Bridge, and he is already rewarding that faith with a string of impressive performances at the heart of the Chelsea defence.
He drew particular praise from his manager for his performance against Liverpool last weekend, even though his side lost, with Lampard saying “I have to single out Tomori as well, to go up against Salah. Everything he did today was class.’
Now the club are hoping to renew his contract until 2024, with talks ongoing with the aim for a deal to be finalised in the next few weeks.
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