According to Sky Sports, Chelsea duo Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham are set to earn their call-ups to the English national team.
The duo have been on an astronomical rise since the beginning of the season, becoming key cogs in Chelsea’s machine operated by manager Frank Lampard. Whereas Tomori has become one of our first-choice centre-backs, Abraham is our main centre-forward, having scored eight goals in his last seven appearances.
Coincidentally, both of them are also available to represent Nigeria’s football team. And while Abraham was still undecided on who he wanted to represent, despite already playing for England in two friendlies, Tomori already had England in mind as per Sky Sports’ report.
Manager Gareth Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland are hopeful that the duo can be a massive aid to a squad that is looking to mount a proper challenge for the European Championship next year. Tomori might be the one best positioned to make an impact, as Southgate is still in search of a proper partner to Manchester United’s Harry Maguire in central defence.
It was only a few months ago when the two faced each other in the Championship promotion playoff final, Tomori playing for Derby County, and Abraham for Aston Villa. Ever since then, it has been an amazing journey for the Chelsea Academy products, with the call-up serving as a testament to the quality of the talent they carry, and the hard work they have put on to reach these heights.