BBC Sport pundit: Chelsea FC starlet looks like he’s going places

Garth Crooks singles out Fikayo Tomori for special praise after his recent good performances for Chelsea FC

Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Garth Crooks has singled out Fikayo Tomori for special praise after his recent good performances for Chelsea FC.

The 21-year-old defender has started four of Chelsea FC’s seven Premier League games so far this season and he helped the Blues to keep a clean sheet as they beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Tomori will be hoping to keep impressing new boss Frank Lampard as he bids to hold down a regular fixture in the Chelsea FC team this season.

The England Under-21 international is yet to make his senior debut for the Three Lions – and BBC Sport pundit Crooks has urged Gareth Southgate to pay close attention to Tomori’s fine displays.

Picking Tomori in his team of the week, Crooks wrote in his BBC Sport column: “This lad caught my eye against Liverpool when Mohamed Salah tried to outrun him and Tomori handled the chase comfortably and with gears to spare. Needless to say, I was impressed.

“Against Brighton, it was a very different proposition, but Tomori looked composed and comfortable like a player who is going places.

“I hear the Nigerians have their eye on this talent and the Super Eagles’ pulling power is not to be underestimated.

“England manager Gareth Southgate should not take Tomori’s England age group appearances for granted.”

Tomori has scored one goal in five appearances in all competitions for Chelsea FC so far this season.

Chelsea FC are currently preparing to return to Premier League action on Wednesday night when they travel to Lille in the top flight.

The west London side are aiming to pick up their first points in Europe’s elite club competition after their 1-0 loss to Valencia in front of their home fans last time out.

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