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Not many bench warmers are afforded the opportunity to leave a club, only to become an important player in a big club fighting for the title. This is the case of Chelsea academy product Fikayo Tomori, who will currently be relishing his fortune in his loan deal away from Chelsea.
The 23-year-old defender was fourth choice centre-back under former boss Frank Lampard, and despite his obvious talent, the former boss didn’t give Tomori enough playing time.
Tomori impressed in the first half of last season under Frank Lampard, but found game time very hard to come by from midway through the previous season to his eventual exit just last month.
It was thought that Tomori would go to a lower Premier League club, but he was instead signed by AC Milan, and the Milan boss Stefano Pioli thrust Tomori into action few days after making the switch, appearing in the bitter Milan Derby against Inter Milan.
Tomori has since gone from strength to strength in the Italian capital, and he’s now seen as the man of the moment with the Serie A club.
Over the weekend, AC Milan were beaten 2-0 by Spezia, and Tomori was a 65th minute sub in the second half.
The Rosonneri were poor on the night, but Tomori came on and put in a very impressive performance. MilanNews singled out his performance and labelled him as ‘the man of the moment and a player that Stefano Pioli can’t justify leaving out.’
Chelsea fans will only hope that we don’t lose Tomori at the end, because he seems like a player who will turn world-class in the near future, if given the opportunity.