Fikayo Tomori suffered defeat with England’s Under-21s side on Friday – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter ripped into their defender for his performance on the international stage.
The Young Lions are out of the Under-21s European Championship after back-to-back defeats in their group and they have failed to match high expectations.
Aidy Boothroyd’s side were beaten 4-2 by Romania in a crazy match that saw all six goals scored in the final 15 minutes of play.
There was a catalogue of errors from England as a defensive unit, with goalkeeper Dean Henderson allowing a shot underneath him at one stage.
Tomori, 21, was also involved in one of Romania’s goals by failing to clear a long kick from the goalkeeper effectively and the opposition pounced on that to score.
The centre-back has not enjoyed the best of tournaments individually, but he’s highly-rated at Stamford Bridge and come through the academy.
He spent last campaign with Frank Lampard at Derby County and was a colossus for them in defence, which is why some feel he could return and compete for the first team next season with the Blues.
A selection of Chelsea fans voiced their concern about Tomori after his international error and some are convinced he’s not good enough to cut it at Stamford Bridge next year.
He’s a powerful defender with great strength and also lightning pace, but it would be a colossal step up if he was drafted into the senior squad next season.
Here are some Chelsea fans commenting on Tomori:
People think Tomori is ready 😭🤦♂️What was That….
— CFC Daily (@CFCDaily) June 21, 2019
Ffs 😂😂😂. Talk of him being in our squad next season ends now 😂
— Kam (@kamvirdee21) June 21, 2019
bad mistake but what a game
— John Tateossian (@johntat16) June 21, 2019
100% Agree. He may be ready in a year or two. But he’s not anywhere near the level of Zouma, Luiz, Rudiger and Christensen.
— Eric Ingty Watre (@EricIngty) June 22, 2019
Yh. This has always been the problem with Tomori. If he cuts out the mistakes though, he’s a top quality CB.
— #MartinezTalk (@AgeistFC) June 21, 2019
Tomori was superb for Derby last season. But sadly does have a mistake or two in him. A player with great potential though. Needs a PL or Bundesliga loan.
— Chelsea Mike (@MikeCfc93) June 21, 2019
Pathetic boythrod should be sacked asap. So many mistakes
Abraham should of started
Tomori is so not ready for us
— WorldofPepe (@CfcLex) June 21, 2019
Tomori is trash and yes this is reactionary opinion based on one game. Don’t care.
— J (@CFCJude) June 21, 2019