Chelsea have a mouth-watering clash against Manchester United on Saturday in the Premier League – and some Blues fans on Twitter have claimed in the build-up to the match that they would like to see defender Fikayo Tomori promoted to the starting XI.
Tomori has had little game-time at the beginning of the season and the 22-year-old has found himself down the pecking order.
The English centre-back has featured just once in the Premier League so far in a substitute role, as well as starting in two Carabao Cup fixtures.
Manager Frank Lampard has five senior centre-half options available to him in the first-team squad and he’s still trying to work out his best combination at Stamford Bridge, but it looks like Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma are the current frontrunners.
Chelsea travel to Old Trafford this weekend to face rivals Man United, who have had a difficult start in the league but will be massively boosted by beating Paris Saint-Germain in midweek in the Champions League group stages.
The Blues lost three of the four meetings with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team last year and it’s a big opportunity for them to seek some revenge.
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media have stated pre-match that they would like to see Tomori get a chance and he’s someone that did play 22 first-team games last season.
Here are some fans discussing Tomori:
Team I would play tomorrow a cross between a diamond and a 4-3-3 depending on Havertz movement at false 9 Mendy James Tomori Sillva Chillwell Kante Jorginho Kovatic CHO Havertz Werner
— Jimboburrell (@GULLITFANCFC) October 23, 2020
Tomori has not put one foot wrong he deserves the start
— thebelgiannnnn🇧🇪🇧🇪🇧🇪 (@belgiannnn) October 23, 2020
Tomori is better then zouma btw the sooner Lampard and Chelsea fans realise this the better
— Omar Omar (@Omar_10430) October 23, 2020
My preferred Chelsea XI for the game against United tomorrow (3-4-3) :
— Jawwad Hussain (@jawwadnaqvi1) October 23, 2020
Please start tomori. Please 🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Micheal (@M4micheal) October 23, 2020
Zouma has been error prone for the last couple of matches and Tomori needs to get a chance, James was solid against Sevilla and offers a more attacking threat than Azpi. Mount offers more all over the pitch than Jorginho
— Víctor (@chelsea_taco) October 21, 2020
maybe we should try tomori x silva for man united or a weaker team coming up tho , bc it could work
— koosh 🕊💙 (@CfcKoosh) October 21, 2020
I want us to go back 5 against united.
— Chelseaista (@Chelseaista_cfc) October 21, 2020