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Fikayo Tomori has flourished since getting a chance in Chelsea

‘Now we have a manager who knows the youth-team players and understands what it takes to be here’: Fikayo Tomori relishing playing under Frank Lampard at Chelsea

  • Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount have both impressed for Chelsea this season 
  • Tomori and Mount both played under Frank Lampard at Derby County last term 
  • Both believe Chelsea youngsters excel as they know what’s expected of them 
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Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount are both thriving under Frank Lampard’s management at Chelsea.

Both played for Lampard at Derby last season in the Championship and have shown they have been able to make the step up to the Premier League.

Tomori and Mount are just two of the youngsters who have been given an opportunity to flourish and have both contributed to Chelsea’s seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

Fikayo Tomori has flourished since getting a chance in Chelsea's first team this season

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Fikayo Tomori has flourished since getting a chance in Chelsea’s first team this season

As has 20-year-old Mason Mount, who has scored four goals in the Premier League this term

As has 20-year-old Mason Mount, who has scored four goals in the Premier League this term

As has 20-year-old Mason Mount, who has scored four goals in the Premier League this term

Tomori, 21, believes Lampard is having success because has bothered to keep tabs on Chelsea’s youngsters, which has enabled him to build a strong level of trust with them – unlike managers who have gone before.

He told The Sun: ‘It was difficult to have much personal contact with the previous managers.

‘But now we have a manager who knows the youth-team players and understands what it takes to be here at Chelsea.’

Tomori believes Chelsea's youngsters feel they have a chance to thrive under Frank Lampard

Tomori believes Chelsea's youngsters feel they have a chance to thrive under Frank Lampard

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Tomori believes Chelsea’s youngsters feel they have a chance to thrive under Frank Lampard

TOMORI STATS 

Appearances: 8

Goals: 1

Clean sheets:

All stats relate to the Premier League

MOUNT STATS

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Appearances: 10

Goals: 4

Assists: 1 

All stats relate to the Premier League 

Mount, who has scored four goals in the Premier League from attacking midfield, says Chelsea are also now prepared to take risks as a team under Lampard.

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The 20-year-old said: ‘We are feeding off each other and that gives us a fearlessness.

‘There is always pressure playing for a massive club like Chelsea — but coming through the system with a lot of familiar faces helps a lot.

Mount celebrates with Christian Pulisic during Chelsea's 4-2 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor

Mount celebrates with Christian Pulisic during Chelsea's 4-2 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor

Mount celebrates with Christian Pulisic during Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor