Nigerian and Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori was one of Chelsea’s most outstanding players during their 1-0 loss to Valencia in Tuesday’s Champions League fixtures.
Tomori, who took on more responsibilities in his Champions League debut for the blues performed brilliantly against Wolves last weekend and scored his first senior goal for the club.
Despite the defeat, the former Derby County star got great reviews for his performance in Chelsea defence.
Crediting “Express” in their match review and rating, Tomori ‘Showed good pace to make an excellent recovery challenge and was keen to bring the ball out of defence, spraying passes around confidently.’
He was given a 7/10 ratings for a job well done.
Also, The Mirror emphasized on Tomori’s pace and his no-nonsense defensive attitude:
“His pace was vital as he chased back to clear danger on several occasions.”
Football London equally praised the youngster for his wonderful pace and confidence throughout the duration of the encounter. They game him a high rating of 7/10
They wrote: “Looked full of confidence in the first half, showing great pace and solid defending. One spell-binding run forward that almost ended in a Chelsea chance as well.
“In the second half, he looked pretty secure during the 45 minutes and wasn’t really troubled too much through the game.”
Daily Star said, “A brilliant game at the weekend and followed it up with a resolute display at the back for Chelsea against Valencia.
“His astronomical pace allowed the Blues to play further up the pitch and was a constant thorn for the likes of Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo.
“The departure of David Luiz is looking more and more a masterstroke with the continuing form of the Englishman.”