You cannot blame Chelsea supporters for panicking following the transfer embargo their club was hit with.
To make matters worse, Callum Hudson-Odoi is now set to miss the start of next season, severely limiting Maurizio Sarri’s options out wide.
It is not all doom and gloom, though, for the west London outfit. Elsewhere, they have some very good options who could return from loan and make an impact in the team.
And that includes £6.30m-rated (Transfermarkt) Fikayo Tomori, a player who has the potential to solve one of Chelsea’s problem areas.
Tomori was recently named Derby County’s Play of the Year, and looks exactly like what the Blues need at the back right now.
The England U21 international has been solid throughout his loan spell with Frank Lampard’s side, putting in an array of calm and composed performances in central defence.
For someone who is 21 years of age, Tomori has been so cool, especially when considering he is playing in a team under promotion pressure.
Compared to someone such as Andreas Christensen, who has looked broken since his costly error against Barcelona last season, the confidence the Derby man has been showing is on another scale.
The Premier League, of course, will be a whole other level, while the above does not mean that Tomori is a better defender than Christensen.
In fact, on his day, there are probably few more intelligent centre-backs in the country than the Denmark international, whose reading of the game is exceptional.
But if Sarri feels like he needs a new central defender and cannot sign one, alongside Kurt Zouma, Tomori should also be considered by the Italian.
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