‘Big mistake’: Chelsea fans react to possible loan from defender
Chelsea fans were taken aback when they learned that Fikayo Tomori could be on loan in January, urging the club to fire another defender instead.
Frank Lampard has confirmed after his side beat Morecambe in the FA Cup that he will consider options for the 23-year-old.
“There is a possibility that he (Tomori) will be on loan to get games elsewhere,” he told reporters (via HaytersTV).
“It should be the right solution for him and the club. “
Nizaar Kinsella was one of the reporters to break the news on Twitter, and it is safe to say that some supporters were not very happy with the decision.
Tomori came on for the final ten minutes in place of Kurt Zouma in the 3-0 win over Morecambe, making only his fourth appearance of the campaign.
Zouma and Thiago Silva have forged a partnership in defense since the arrival of the Brazilians, sending all the other center-backs up the hierarchy.
But, despite his minimal playing time, Chelsea screamed loudly to keep Tomori, sacrificing another in his place.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen were the pair suggested to surrender in order to keep Tomori within the walls of Stamford Bridge.
Rudiger started at home against Morecambe, his seventh game of the season, regardless of the fact Sky Sports believed he was one of two at Chelsea most likely to leave in January.
Meanwhile, Christensen has also only appeared on seven occasions, currently recovering from a knee injury sustained in the draw against Aston Villa last month.
Lampard now has a difficult decision to make regarding his supporting cast; who to keep on set and who to cut production.
According to the social media reaction, the preference would be for Tomori, who was raised by the academy, to stay put and continue his development where he started.
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I, too, would be in favor of a transfer for Rudiger or Christensen rather than Tomori, because I think in terms of abilities he is superior to his two teammates.
I was really impressed with his performance last year and for Derby County, and Tomori will learn on the job from one of Thiago Silva’s best if he sticks around.
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