Lampard to stop West Ham target from leaving Stamford Bridge


English Premier League outfit Chelsea are not ready to let go of their promising youngster Fikayo Tomori who is wanted by their London rivals West Ham United.

The Guardian reports that the Blues boss insists he has a need for the play and relies on him as a major part of the club’s future which means he will not be leaving Stamford Bridge on a permanent deal for now.

Frank Lampard is known to have a good knowledge of Fikayo Tomori’s quality as he worked with the young lad when he was the manager at Derby County before picking up Chelsea’s job.

The defender was outstanding under Frank Lampard and won the club’s player of the year award ahead of Mason Mount, who was on-loan at Pride Park at the same time.

Fikayo Tomori can not get the kind if development he wishes to have at the West London club because of the several top options on the books of the club. He is now favoured behind Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma for the first team role.

Frank Lampard had to clear the speculations linking the youngster to West Ham United by saying “I’ve got no problem with Fikayo. I rely on him. That’s clear from when I took him to Derby and how I handled him last year. He’s been a fantastic player for me. He trains very well and when he gets his opportunity like he had when he came on against Liverpool and in the Carabao Cup, it’s important he takes them.”

The West London outfit now boast of a balanced team from the defence to the attack with summer signing Eduoard Mendy hailed for returning calm to the team with his safe hands.

Edouard Mendy was signed by Chelsea from French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes and has nailed his place as the club’s number one choice.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.