Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has showered praise on Nigerian-Briton Filayo Tomori following an “outstanding” display at Lille in a UEFA Champions League game which ‘The Blues’ won 2-1.
The 21-year-old defender started in a back three for Chelsea, but he provided a key attacking breakthrough when his lovely pass split the Lille defence and found Tammy Abraham to open scoring before Victor Osimhen got Lille back on level pegging.
“It feels really good, this was a really hard place to come, added to the pressure of not beating Valencia. And it was the first time for a few travelling in Europe, Lampard said.
“Fikayo Tomori was outstanding again. He has to keep on with that.
“Tomori was outstanding all game. He made one mistake which thankfully Kepa retrieved.
“Tomori’s individual performances and where he is going, he has to keep on with that.
“It was a really tough game for any defender there and I thought we defended well.”
Tomori has featured for England U21s, but he is also eligible to play for Nigeria.