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Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori has starred in the Chelsea first team in recent weeks, and his superlative form has earned him a call-up to the England national team for the first time.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard isn’t surprised at how much Tomori has grown. While he was in charge of Derby County last season, Lampard took on the Chelsea youngster on loan, and the 21-year-old played his way into the team, won the Derby fans over and was also named in the Championship team of the season.
Lampard has revealed that Tomori has a strong personality and has good work ethics, revealing that he even does more than what is required on the training ground.
“He’s quite quiet with me, but not quiet when they’re all together and you look from a distance!” said Lampard.
“He’s definitely got personality. That grew last year at Derby. He became very popular in the dressing room, and popular with the fans for his performances.
“The progression is huge, but the main thing I saw in him was work ethic. He quietly goes about his business. He trains hard. Everything you ask him to do, he tries to do it and more. Physically he’s great, we know that. He’s one of those when you’re doing sprinting or running, or heavy running early season, you can see every day he’s nailed, he does the job.
“When you want to do a particular training session, something quite simple but which takes a bit of focus, he’s focused and ready to go. That has shown in his performances since he stepped into the team. I put trust him early in the season, and at the moment he’s really delivered. Long may that continue, because there is more to come from him.”