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Chelsea’s defence might have conceded two silly goals from set-pieces against Liverpool that made the game hard for the Blues to recover from, but one player that impressed in defence was young centre-back Fikayo Tomori.
Tomori was given the hard task of facing Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, and the 21-year-old did a great job to keep Salah quiet for most parts of the game.
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot has revealed that he was impressed with Tomori’s performance against Salah and even confessed that Salah went missing for majority of the match.
He told talkSPORT: “I also want to highlight Tomori. I spent 90 minutes watching this young kid and the way he played against Salah was really impressive. There were moments where I didn’t even see Salah in the game, Tomori did really well against him.
“There were a couple of races where Salah had the ball and it was a one-on-one situation and I thought this might be trouble. But he just managed to get the ball off him, hold possession and then carry on making sure the team could attack again.
“I really enjoyed watching Tomori play in a game of that size and doing so well.”
Speaking after the game, Lampard mentioned N’Golo Kante and Tomori as the two players that impressed him on Sunday.
“We end up not being surprised by Kante,” Lampard said.
“I have to single out Tomori as well, to go up against Salah. Everything he did today was class.”