3 Chelsea Players Featured In Championship Play-Off Final. Which Of Them Deserve A Place In The Chelsea Team Next Season?

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Aston Villa have gained promotion to the English Premier League after beating Derby County in the Championship play-off final.

Villa recorded a massive 2-1 win over Derby County at Wembley with Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn on the scoresheet for Villa.

Three Chelsea players played in the final as Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori were up against Tammy Abraham, but at the end, it was Abraham who got the last laugh as his side won the game.

The trio have impressed for their loan clubs, and with Chelsea set for a transfer ban for the next two windows, the Chelsea academy products will all be pushing for a place in the senior team next season.

But which of them deserve to be in the Chelsea team next season?

Tammy Abraham

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The 21-year-old played a major role in Villa’s comeback to the Premier League as he scored 26 goals for the Villans, spearheading the attack and ended up as the league’s second highest goalscorer.

With Chelsea having striking issues, this might just be the best time to give Abraham a chance in the first team. The Chelsea academy product has certain attributes that can make him a top striker and his eye for goal is second to none.

It’s probably now or never for Chelsea with Tammy Abraham as he might not be interested in another loan move, and Villa are ready to offer £25m for the Blues youngster.

Mason Mount

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Despite his small frame, Mason Mount has shown that he can play at the highest level as he was a key player for Derby County all season.

At just age 20, the young midfielder is already being likened with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, and it’s not hard to see why.

Mount spent the previous season on loan with Vitesse, and he scored 14 goals and assisted 9 out of 32 games in the Holland Eredivisie. And this season, he has again shown that he’s not a one season wonder. He scored 9 goals and assisted 4 in the league this season, and he added two more goals and one assist in the League Cup.

Mount’s ability on the ball isn’t hard to notice and he’s also good at short and long passes. His awareness and shooting ability is also evident. He has the instincts of a goalscoring midfielder and bagged a good hat-trick against Bolton Wanderers just last month; no wonder he’s already being compared to Frank Lampard.

Mason Mount has proven he deserves a place in the Chelsea team next season, and will be a valuable addition following the transfer ban. With Ruben Loftus-Cheek out with a long term injury and Ross Barkley not also performing consistently and Mateo Kovacic as well, there’s no reason Mount shouldn’t have a shot next season.

Fikayo Tomori

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The England U21 center-back had a good battle with Tammy Abraham, and to be fair to the defender, he bettered Abraham for most part of the game despite ending on the losing side.

The young defender has grown in confidence and maturity and is even seen barking out instructions to his team-mates.

At just 21, it’s not hard to spot Tomori’s leadership trait and if he breaks into the Chelsea team, he has the potential to be a Chelsea captain.

The starlet has scooped all the player of the year awards with the Rams this campaign, following a fine spell on loan at Hull City last season.

With 47 Championship matches to his belt this season, Tomori’s confidence, physicality and leadership has blossomed, and his willingness to carry out the ball showed, he has no issues with continuing to develop his technical game.

Chelsea have two center-backs over 30 in Gary Cahill and David Luiz. The Blues need another defender and can’t make any signing during the summer transfer window. With Cahill departing at the end of the season, Tomori could have a shot to fight for his shirt at Stamford Bridge next season.

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