The Chelsea defender expected to give way for Thiago Silva

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With Thiago Silva signing for Chelsea, Frank Lampard now has five centre-backs at his disposal, which is a luxury, bearing in mind that he’d only feature two per game.

The Blues now have Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori as the central defenders, and at least one of the current defenders will have to leave the club this summer.

Chelsea academy product Fikayo Tomori, had the least number of games among all our defenders and is expected to leave the club on loan this summer.

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Premier League side Everton are eyeing a surprise move for the 22-year-old, as Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti believes Tomori would be a solid addition to an Everton backline which at times struggled last season.

French club Rennes are also interested in signing Tomori on loan this summer.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is reportedly open to letting Tomori leave the club on loan this summer.

New signing Malang Sarr will also leave the club on loan to gain valuable experience ahead of next season.

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