Lots of Chelsea fans both on social media and around Stamford Bridge have been BEGGING Frank Lampard to play Fikayo Tomori recently, and they got their wish today.
Antonio Rudiger was dropped for the game against Bournemouth, with Tomori replacing him to play in a back three alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen.
It certainly didn’t work out as hoped, and the youngster looked nervy after so long out of the team. Hopefully a few more starts will see him pick up a little more, because playing like this he was a liability.
Some of the more blunt commenters said it would be “back to the bench” for Fikayo, and while it seems harsh, they’re probably not wrong. At the moment Frank Lampard just can’t work out which players to put in the middle of his defence, and none of them are taking the opportunity.
You can see a collection of some of the reaction from social media here:
Rusty would be an understatement. We all know there’s a player in there but we certainly did see him anywhere today.
— Jimmy Funnell (@JimmyFunnellCFC) February 29, 2020
Defence has always been poor. Tomori was awful today but if we had better defenders then kepa and wily would get more clean sheets https://t.co/RIeKjnvfuj
— Mo🐲🧩 (@Mizzyhaid) February 29, 2020
He was below par.
— Ebere Beulah (@1Rahencesports) February 29, 2020
Play Tomori, play Tomori.
I want to genuinely believe he’s just rusty. We move!
Another proper Chelsea day.
— 🤾♂️Ruffled Feathers FC 🙅🏿♂️💪🏿 💙 (@zern0h) February 29, 2020
— Carefree (@CarefreeRLC) February 29, 2020
Tomori had some shaky moments but grew into the game Azpilicueta excellent in the LCB position later on might become his eventual position in the future #BOUCHE
— Eugene Onyirimba (@GenieDons) February 29, 2020
One bad game from Tomori and he’s now rubbish?
Reactionary as always.
— Flow (@C_flowww) February 29, 2020
Tomori is just another overrated academy player. This is…