Fikayo Tomori has admitted that it has been a difficult time for him in recent weeks after a spell out of the Chelsea team.
After impressing in the first half of the season and enjoying an extended spell in the side, Tomori has played just three times in 2020, with two appearances in the FA Cup and a start against Bournemouth in the Premier League last weekend.
His time out of the side has coincided with the return of Antonio Rudiger, who has been playing alongside Andreas Christensen at the heart of the Chelsea defence in recent weeks.
But Tomori insists that he is trying to stay positive and that the most important thing is for the Blues to be successful.
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“It’s been a difficult period for me, but I’m working hard to try and get back in the team,” said Tomori in an interview for Chelsea’s club website .
“There is a lot of competition for places, not just in my position, so there are going to be disappointed people when they’re not playing.
“Throughout the whole season the manager has said if you train well and show why you should be in the team, he will put you in, and then it’s up to you to try and stay in the team.
Fikayo Tomori after scoring for Chelsea against Hull City in the FA Cup (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
“There have been many examples where people have come in and done well.
“Training is competitive and intense, and then when you get on the pitch someone is banging on the door which keeps everyone on their toes.
“I’m just staying positive, and in the grand scheme of things the most important thing is that the team wins.”
So far, Tomori has made 22 appearances for the Blues this season after impressing on loan with Derby County during Frank Lampard’s time in charge of the Rams last season.
Tomori has also earned his first call-up to the England senior…