Chelsea defender signs new contract

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Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea as the 21-year-old has signed a deal that will keep him at the club until 2024.

Tomori will turn 22 next week and has made 16 appearances this season and is now a key player for Chelsea under Frank Lampard.

Lampard managed the Chelsea academy product last season while at Derby County as he was a key player in the Championship club.

Upon signing a new deal, Tomori said: “It’s obviously a very proud moment for myself and my family. I’ve been at the club since I was seven years old so I don’t really know much else other than Chelsea.

“The club has been so good to me, looking after and developing me during that time into the player and the person I am today. It’s a dream come true to sign a new five-year contract. I’m really happy the club have shown this faith in me and I’m just excited to carry on.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very happy to see another fantastic young player come through from our Academy into the senior team. Fikayo has been with us since he was seven years old and has contributed to many Chelsea successes at youth level.

“Having enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Derby last season, Fikayo had a strong start to this campaign and we are enjoying seeing him grow into a key player for us. We are delighted he has committed to the club for the coming years.”

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