Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea set to send defender on loan during January Transfer window

Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea set to send defender on loan during January Transfer window

- Fikayo Tomori could be sent on loan when the January transfer window opens

- The defender has made just one EPL appearance so far this campaign

- Everton might be interested in him, having already made attempts in the summer

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Chelsea are reportedly planning to send centre-back Fikayo Tomori out on loan for the remainder of the 2020-21 season in January.

The 22-year-old has made just one Premier League appearance this campaign as he competes with the likes of Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Andrea Christensen and Antonio Rudiger in his position.

And going to other clubs on a short spell might help improve his performances, with Everton already linked with him.

Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea set to send defender on loan during January Transfer window

Fikayo Tomori tackling Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during their Premier League action in September. Photo by Michael Regan.
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The Toffees made frantic efforts to land him in the summer before eventually settling down for Ben Godfrey instead as reported by SunSport.

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Many EPL teams are not buoyant in defence this season as defending champions already allowed 16 goals in nine games so far.

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And Tomori seems to have fallen down the pecking order Frank Lampard decided to field Antonio Rudiger as a replacement for Thiago Silva in their 2-0 win against Newcastle.

After dispatching The Magpies, the Blues' legend spoke about difficulties having excess centre-backs in his squad while showering praises on Rudiger. He said:

"I talked about it before the game that a lot of managers would love to have five centre-backs but it brings difficulties as you can only pick two if playing in a back four and then two or three are unhappy.
"It’s not easy to come straight into a team if not playing so regularly and perform. That means you need a good attitude throughout the week and a good attitude in how they prepare.
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“I’ve got confidence in Toni. I think he came in and thought his performance alongside Kurt they were very strong. Anything that came in the box they dealt with very well. They had a lot of the ball and they moved it well.
"I’m really happy as it’s hugely important to have a strong squad this year with the schedule as it is. For Toni to come in and play and keep a clean sheet was brilliant for him and brilliant for me."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea rise to the top of the Premier League table after beating Newcastle United 2-0 at St James' Park on Saturday, November 21.

The victory also saw Frank Lampard's men keep another clean sheet with Eduoard Mendy between the sticks away from home.

Federico Fernandez's own goal powered the visitors ahead just after ten minutes of action before Tammy Abraham sealed the victory with a superb goal in the 65th minute.

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