Chelsea have claimed a spot in the Champions League ahead of next season, something that looked unachievable earlier on in the campaign. That, along with an appearance in the Europa League final, would actually suggest their manager has had a strong maiden campaign in SW6.
Indeed, it’s been a rollercoaster start to life at Stamford Bridge for Maurizio Sarri but with a top-four place secured and the potential to win the Europa League, it could end on a high. His relationship with the fans still has time to grow and this summer transfer window will pose an important time for him to showcase his management skills.
He was popular in Italy, after all. Surely there’s something about him.
Obviously, Chelsea have a transfer ban, meaning they could turn to the huge amount of loan players they have returning next season as a means of bringing new life into the team.
Along with Mason Mount who also succeeded on-loan at Derby, Fikayo Tomori is someone Chelsea should look at and consider utilising next season. Tomori, (who is valued at £6.3 million on Transfermarkt) has thus far played a total of 51 games for Derby this season, performing so consistently during those games that he earned himself Derby’s player of the year award.
He and Mount will both play an important role in Derby’s play-off matches and that could be the ideal time for Chelsea to assess them both in detail.
With a centre-back slot now available after Gary Cahill’s imminent departure, Fikayo Tomori will be determined to showcase his ability and suggest why he is ready for Chelsea’s first-team. Indeed, it’s not as if the Blues’ defence has done much to cover themselves in glory, after all.
Now at the age of 21, Tomori has to try and kick-on, making himself known at Stamford Bridge in the hope of having a long-term future there.
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