Fikayo Tomori sends a message to Frank Lampard over lack of Chelsea playing time

Fikayo Tomori hopes to have given Frank Lampard ‘something to think about’ after his performance for Chelsea in the FA Cup win over Hull City.

The defender netted the winner in the 2-1 victory at the KCOM Stadium and put in a decent showing at the back.

After excelling at the beginning of the season, the 22-year-old has been out of the side in recent weeks, with his last appearance being against Nottingham Forest on January 5.

Lampard has gone with a centre-back pairing of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger in the Premier League, with Tomori and Kurt Zouma being left on the sidelines.

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But the England international is hoping he can change that in the coming weeks.

“I think at a club like Chelsea, there’s competition for places everywhere,” Tomori said. “You have to be on top of your game and then the manager has to make decisions.

“He chose to leave me out for some games. I have to respect his decision and try and work hard on the training pitch so when my chance comes, I can hopefully take it.

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“Hopefully I’ve given him something to think about and next week I can be in the team.”

The Blues take on Leicester City on Saturday, who have excelled under Brendan Rodgers and currently sit above the Blues in third place.

Chelsea are six points clear in fourth spot at the moment, but have had inconsistency that has stopped them from pulling away.

But Tomori is hoping that the Blues can put that right at the weekend.

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“We know that they are a good team and they are having a good season, Tomori added. “We know they have a lot of threats and today, if we play like we did, we can get punished.

“If we have chances we have to take them. We have to defend better. I think if we have the chance to kill the game next week then we should.

“It is easier said than done…