Chelsea slumped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Valencia on Tuesday night – but some of the club’s supporters on Twitter did pick out defender Fikayo Tomori for special praise following his display.
The Blues were beaten at Stamford Bridge by Spanish opponents in the opening group stage fixture of their Champions League campaign.
Frank Lampard’s side now have plenty of work to do in the group to qualify and it was a reminded of how difficult European nights can be.
Chelsea lacked a cutting edge in the final third for most of the night and struggled to penetrate Valencia, while the early injury to Mason Mount didn’t help with that.
Rodrigo scored the winner on 74 minutes when he broke beyond the defence from a free-kick and tucked in a volley.
There was massive frustration for the hosts though, as substitute Ross Barkley missed a penalty soon after and blew the chance to take a point from the fixture.
Chelsea will need to improve ahead of the Premier League game with Liverpool on the weekend, but there were still a few positive during a frustrating game.
A selection of supporters on social media picked out Tomori as a shining light and he once again impressed in defence.
The centre-back looked excellent on the left side of a back three and has made a seamless step up to the first-team.
After catching the eye with Lampard on loan at Derby County last season, it was unclear on whether he could make the jump up to the senior group at Stamford Bridge.
But the 21-year-old proved his quality against Valencia with his range of passing, while his rapid pace helped him out in defensive situations.
Here are some Blues fans raving about Tomori’s latest display:
Tomori is actually our best defender init #ChelseaFC
— CFC_JC (@CFCJC88) September 17, 2019
Tomori is a leader already!! #cfc
— Umair (@imumair10) September 17, 2019
WOWWW tomori is unreal 🔥🔥
— . (@CFCYagxn_) September 17, 2019
Superb defending from Tomori after Willian’s cheap giveaway 💪 #CFC
— Paul (@PauloPanic) September 17, 2019
Tomori looks class. #cfc
— OBAID PATNI 💙 (@OPATNI) September 17, 2019
Tomori has saved us £50m on a cb he’s been class since he had come in
— Captain Jorginho (@cfcScott_) September 17, 2019
Actually mad how well Tomori is playing. Most people doubted and clowned on Lampard for selling Luiz while only having Tomori as backup, but here he is playing his heart out and putting a MOTM performance. What a beast.
— 𝖴𝗓𝖺𝗂𝗋 🏴🇵🇰 (LiKe LiMiT) (@CFCUzair) September 17, 2019
Tomori > Every CB since Terry
— MANGO (@CFCMango) September 17, 2019