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What Has Happened to Tomori?

With the recent dip in form of the young English centre-back, Chelsea fans are yet to see the full potential of Fikayo Tomori who seduce...


With the recent dip in form of the young English centre-back, Chelsea fans are yet to see the full potential of Fikayo Tomori who seduced the Stamford Bridge faithful to fall in love with him in a long-distance relationship when he was with Frank Lampard's Derby team last season. Tomori even bagged the Derby County player of the season award popularly known by the Rams as Jack Stamps Award.
Tomori has shown glimpses of his quality this season as he did in first senior career goal for Chelsea against Wolves this season and his brilliant defensive show against Crystal Palace in the 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge which placed him in the limelight that caught the attention of the England Manager Gareth Southgate. 
The out of favour centre-back looks fourth in line at the moment and is likely to play a fringe role throughout the rest of the 2019/20 campaign (if it returns!), although much has been down to injuries and lack of consistency in his game. Chelsea conceded a total of 39 goals last season in 38 PL matches with a pairing of David Luiz and Rudiger. Much was expected with the introduction of Tomori as most fans had high expectations for the young man as he was seen as a capable replacement to solve the shaky defensive situation of Chelsea after the sale of David Luiz to Arsenal.
The lack of leadership and inconsistency in the Chelsea backline has resulted in the team conceding a total of 39 goals after playing 28 games in this current campaign (2019/20) which has forced the Club to go in search of an established and experienced centre back who will bring leadership to the backline like what's seen in other elite clubs. The purchase of a quality centre-back will certainly reduce the chances of Fik seeing game time and so a loan move to an established team in one of Europe's top 5 leagues shouldn't be off of the table. 
The quality of Tomori isn't one to be debated as his pace, vision for forwarding passes and interceptions are some of his key qualities, but it's the lack of consistency in his game that needs fixing. A loan move for a fresh challenge where he would get more game time, gain more experience with less pressure which will boost his confidence in becoming a solid defender and a club legend like John Terry. 
The transfer ban is a blessing in disguise but every blessing comes with its challenges and so the big question is, should Tomori be given another shot next season or more he be sent on loan to gain more experience and have enough game time?
Written by - @iAmDanky
Edit by - @KristenPulisic

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