Fikayo Tomori is the quiet one of the Chelsea young bunch, and that’s not the only way he’s standing out from among his peers.
As he revealed in the press conference prior to England’s surprising 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic (in which Tomori didn’t actually get to play), he’s spending a good majority of his spare time studying at university (the Open University, who specialize in distance learning), already preparing for a life after football.
“Football is not going to go on forever. Whenever I retire, or if I get an injury I have something I’m working towards that can stand me in good stead for the future. I spend about eight to 10 hours a week, reading all the time, trying to learn new things.”
-Fikayo Tomori; source: BBC
Currently reading about leadership in business, Tomori’s once again showing maturity well beyond his 21 years and change. Excellence on the pitch and off of it, the youngster’s quickly becoming a favorite.