A bit of obvious news pointing out the obvious, but perhaps it needs to be said explicitly and obviously. With David Luiz’s impending departure to Arsenal — still feels like a joke, but it doesn’t look like it will be revealed as a major prank — Fikayo Tomori is set to stay with Chelsea for the season, making him yet another addition from the Academy during this transfer banned summer.
(To name names, that’s Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori, to go along with already established players like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Andreas Christensen.)
Tomori had been increasingly linked with Everton as a potential on-loan consolation prize for Chelsea denying the Toffees over Kurt Zouma. But the rumors had been dragging on for a bit, which seemed weird at the time, but now were likely due to the simmering David Luiz discord underneath the surface.
Stating the obvious under the circumstances, but #Tomori will no longer be leaving #Cfc on loan. Am told a switch to #efc was at an advanced stage but collapsed due to #Luiz. Great opportunity for 21-year-old now though who is highly-rated by #Lampard https://t.co/q4jYiuEGaX— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) August 8, 2019
Tomori played under Frank Lampard last season at Derby County and was in fact voted the Rams’ Player of the Season. He may be a fraction of David Luiz’s age and he may have a fraction of David Luiz’s experience, but this may yet turn out quite beneficial in the longer-term future. It might hurt a bit in the near-term, with Chelsea getting ever more kid-heavy. You’ll never win anything with kids, right, Alan Hansen?