Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has insisted he retains full faith in Fikayo Tomori after the defender’s first appearance since February in the 2-0 loss to Liverpool.
Tomori came off the bench after Andreas Christensen’s red card for his first Blues outing in seven months on Sunday.
Tomori has been heavily linked with a loan move away from Chelsea this summer but the defender is now set to stay at Chelsea following Lampard’s latest comments.
“I think Tomori did really well, he hasn’t played for a while and it shows his fitness with the rest of the squad, and I was delighted with him,” said Lampard.
“I hope he feels the trust in him. He showed that last year, starting last season’s pre-season as fifth centre-back in most people’s eyes and then playing 20-plus games for Chelsea, so I have got full confidence in him.”