'Southgate has seen the light': Some Chelsea fans buzzing after seeing latest England squad

Chelsea supports on social media were delighted that Fikayo Tomori had been called up by England for the upcoming World Cup qualifying fixtures.

Tomori hasn’t donned the senior Three Lions jersey since 2019, his one and only cap arriving against Kosovo.

So much has changed in the young defender’s life since that moment.

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He cemented his place in Chelsea’s first team under squad Frank Lampard, but quickly found himself shunted to the wings.

The 23-year-old decided Stamford Bridge had nothing left to offer, so set sail for Serie A and the San Siro.

AC Milan signed him initially on loan in January, a move that turned permanent after Tomori impressed his Italian suitors.

Now, after continuing his fine form, the centre-back has returned to the international scene.

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A journey that Chelsea fans have followed throughout and couldn’t be happier to witness its happy ending.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Fik in the mix

Although Tomori’s performances for Milan have warranted an England inclusion, the misfortunes of others has certainly played into his hands.

Harry Maguire is injured, whilst John Stones only recently recovered from a muscular problem.

Trent Alexander-Arnold joins Maguire on the treatment table, whereas Arsenal’s Ben White misses out altogether.

Therefore, Tomori seemed the suitable option to deputise for his absent colleagues.

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Other Chelsea matters

His fellow Premier League ex-pat and former Chelsea teammate Tammy Abraham did not make the cut, despite making an excellent start to life as a Roma player.

In Blues news closer to home, both Reece James and Mason Mount were picked by Southgate.

This comes as a slight surprise, considering the pair are currently nursing their respective wounds.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.