Chelsea fans want to start Fikayo Tomori in FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United

Chelsea are currently preparing for an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United on Sunday – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have suggested recalling defender Fikayo Tomori.

Blues manager Frank Lampard has taken the team to a cup semi-final during his first season in charge, as well as looking to get them over the line for a top four finish in the Premier League.

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Chelsea certainly have a score to settle with Man United, who have won all three meetings between the sides so far this campaign.

A selection of the club’s fans have been discussing who should be involved in the starting XI at Wembley, with some feeling that centre-back Tomori should take his place in it.

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Tomori is one of several academy players to burst into the first team this season and he developed under Lampard last season on loan at Derby County.

The 22-year-old is a speedster that is incredibly quick for a centre-back, which could come in handy when trying to handle United’s frontline of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.

He was back on the bench for the 1-0 win over Norwich in the last game on Tuesday, but is yet to play a single minute since football resumed due to an injury.

It would be a big ask to throw him back into the side for an FA Cup semi-final against an in-form United, but there have been issues at centre-back this season and at times he’s looked the best choice.

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.