Many Chelsea fans have shared their delight on Twitter with defender Fikayo Tomori after his stunning tackle in 4-2 victory over Burnley.
The official Chelsea Twitter account posted a clip of Tomori’s excellent diving tackle to deny Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez a goal-scoring opportunity.
This video then received a lot of praise from many Chelsea fans.
Here’s a sample of Chelsea fans delighted with Tomori’s tackle:
build a statue please
— Still Dre Still Dripping (@Andym_00) October 28, 2019
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) October 28, 2019
This tackle is almost equivalent to a striker’s goal
— Nouman (@nomifooty) October 28, 2019
Such an amazing tackle! I jumped off my couch when he did that! BEAST!!!!
— Max (@TheProfessorM10) October 28, 2019
Despite, conceding two goals from the home side in the closing minutes of the match, Tomori put in a solid display, achieving a 6.7 rating (WhoScored). The Englishman’s performances with the absence of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have made the 21-year-old a significant figure in Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side, having made 11 appearances in all competitions so far (Transfermarkt).
Some Chelsea fans are looking ahead and predicting a successful future at the West London club for the young defender.
He will learn a lot from rudiger then they will form 1 of the best pairings in europe
— CroatianMessi (@NGOLO_KANTEY_7) October 28, 2019
Tomori looked composed and comfortable like a player who is going places.
— DANNY (@Oluwada18440098) October 28, 2019
@bradrobbo91 this is one reason he is the future of Chelsea back line. Monster tackle
— Kriss Tricker (@KrissTricker) October 28, 2019
What do we think?
Tomori’s tackle was sensational, and for such a young defender, he already looks like he has experience beyond his years, with recent praise from Frank Lampard adding to the buzz around the youngster (The Express). The defender’s time playing under Lampard at Derby County will have surely helped Tomori understand Lampard’s managerial philosophy, but just how quickly Tomori has adjusted to the Premier League is truly impressive. He is another prime example of a young English player with a potentially big future ahead of him.