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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists Fikayo Tomori’s long-term future is at Chelsea despite failing to give the England international more opportunities this season.
Tomori is set to leave Chelsea on loan this January after making just three appearances for the Blues this season.
Speaking about Tomori, Lampard said: “He absolutely has a long-term future, we will see if and when he goes out on loan.
“The moment I got close with Fikayo is when I took him on loan to Derby. He was player of the year there and one of the best players in the Championship that season. He then came back last year, played 20 plus games for us, and got in the England squad.
“There is a long-term plan for Fikayo in my head about his career here. And if he goes out on loan it will be to enhance his personal development, hopefully help the team he goes to, and come back as a better player.”