Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori has been told he can become a “very solid centre-back” for the club going forward after his impressive performance against Southampton.
The Blues were at their brilliant best against Southampton on Sunday, as they beat the Saints 4-1 at St Mary’s.
Tomori was one of the stand-out performers in the win, which put Chelsea level on points with fourth-placed Leicester City.
The young centre-back played alongside Kurt Zouma at the back, and played a key part in the team’s performance.
It was Tomori’s 100th game in professional football, spanning across four different clubs, and Julien Laurens was full of praise for the defender.
“Tomori has approached 100 games at the top level – whether in the Championship with Hull or Derby or in the Premier league with Chelsea,” he said on ESPN FC.
“That’s really impressive for someone who is only 21.
“He’s really solid, and he’s improving on the ball.
“He made a few mistakes against Southampton, his positioning, but again I think that’s forgivable.
“He’ll improve and he looks all the attributes to be a very solid centre-back.
Frank Lampard was also proud of the youngster, and discussed the way the wonderkid has performed on the training pitch.
“When you want to do a particular training session, something quite simple but which takes a bit of focus, he’s focused and ready to go,” the Blues boss said.
“That has shown in his performances since he stepped into the team.
“I put trust him early in the season, and at the moment he’s really delivered.
“Long may that continue, because there is more to come from him.”