Fikayo Tomori can struggle for first-team soccer at Chelsea after Frank Lampard insisted the England defender will not be heading out for an imminent mortgage.
Tomori has been closely linked with a mortgage swap to Everton, with the Toffees understood to be eager to take the 22-year-old to Goodison Park for the season.
Tomori has not featured for Chelsea since February however Lampard revealed the centre-back is in competition for Monday’s Premier League opener at Brighton.
When requested if Tomori can be heading out on mortgage, Lampard mentioned: “With Fikayo, no, I’m not conscious of these conversations attending to any level the place I’m going to be speaking about that.
“Fikayo skilled with us right this moment and is in competition for the Brighton sport, and that’s the place we’re at.
“There’s nothing particular I would like him to enhance, all I would like him to do is figure exhausting, present the work-ethic he’s proven me at Derby and for main components of final season.
“I hope each participant is aware of at that time I’m truthful in how I attempt to decide the workforce.
“With 4 centre-backs final 12 months, two will probably be sad just about each week, it’s as much as them to try to make a beginning place their very own, and people are simply the principles at a membership like Chelsea.”