Chelsea set to reward Fikayo Tomori with a new contract

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The Athletic are reporting that Chelsea plan to offer Fikayo Tomori a new deal, amid a strong start to the season for the youngster.

What’s the story?

Just like Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, Tomori has featured on four occasions in all competitions so far this term. His first appearance for the Blues came from the bench in the UEFA Super Cup final against Liverpool, and he has started the last three matches, two in the Premier League and one in the Champions League.

Along the way, he scored an absolute stunner against Wolves, his first strike for the Blues.

As such, the Stamford Bridge outfit are planning on rewarding his progress with a new five-year deal.

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Taking his chances

It has long been the dream of many Blues fans to see a player come through the ranks and become a first-team star, and the likes of Mount and Abraham are beginning to do so.

Tomori, too, is taking advantage of the chance he has been given by Frank Lampard.

In the first two Premier League games he has started this term, he has an average rating of 7.66. Only the aforementioned duo have done better.

Defensively, he has looked solid and has seamlessly slotted into the heart of the backline. So far, he has averaged 3 tackles per game – a stat only bettered by Emerson – while he tops the Chelsea interception charts with four per match. Also, he has only been dribbled past on just 0.5 occasions.

We have already mentioned his fantastic finish last week, but is worth mentioning that his pass accuracy is currently at 90.5%, which is better than any player to have started a game this term for the Blues.

Having been at the club since 2005, Tomori has had to wait a long time to get his chance at Stamford Bridge. Now it has arrived, though, he is grasping it with both hands with impressive displays.

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