Chelsea news: Fikayo Tomori signs new long-term contract

Chelsea news: Fikayo Tomori signs new long-term contract

Chelsea have moved to tie down young defender Fikayo Tomori at the club, signing a new five-year deal that will see him stay at the club until at least 2024.

Tomori has had a breakout season with the Blues this campaign, making 16 appearances in all competitions for Frank Lampard's charges. 

His good form has seen him receive a call-up to the England national team.

“It’s obviously a very proud moment for myself and my family,” Tomori, a graduate of Chelsea’s academy, said on the club website.

“I’ve been at the club since I was seven years old so I don’t really know much else other than Chelsea.

“The club has been so good to me, looking after and developing me during that time into the player and the person I am today.

“It’s a dream come true to sign a new five-year contract. I’m really happy the club have shown this faith in me and I’m just excited to carry on.”

Tomori's rise is well documented, having starred for Frank Lampard at Derby County last season in the Championship. 

He moved with the 21-year-old, seamlessly fitting in the Blues' defense alongside Kurt Zouma and at times, Andreas Christensen. 

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia was full of praise for the youngster and paid tribute to the club's academy.

“We are very happy to see another fantastic young player come through from our academy into the senior team,"

“Fikayo has been with us since he was seven years old and has contributed to many Chelsea successes at youth level.

Fikayo has missed the last two matches with an injury but will hope to recover in time for Bournemouth's clash.