Tomori vows to fight Rudiger, Zouma and Christensen when the league resumes

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Chelsea have four centre-backs who are doing well, although Blues boss Frank Lampard has yet to get his perfect centre-back pairing.

Lampard has the option of Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori and Andreas Christensen – with Rudiger the most experienced of the lot.

Just before the league was suspended, Lampard settled for a centre-back pairing of Rudiger and Christensen. However, Tomori has now revealed that he’d fight hard to get a place back in the starting line-up.

“Having competition helps the team to improve because everyone wants to play,” Tomori told the official Chelsea website. “You know if you want to get in the team then you have to be better than the person who’s got the shirt at that time so you have to take it from them.

“Individually, it spurs you on but then it also makes the team better because everyone is going to be firing on all cylinders trying to get into the team. When you do get your spot, you have to play well to keep your place so I think the fact that there is that friendly competition means everybody knows you have to be on your game.

“If you train well, you can get in the team and if you play well then you’ll stay in the team. Having that breeds this friendly, competitive nature and spirit that we have and it can only be a positive thing.”

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