Nigerian defender tipped to replace Chelsea legend Cahill
Nigerian defender tipped to replace Chelsea legend Cahill
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Nigerian defender tipped to replace Chelsea legend Cahill

Nigerian defender Fikayo Tomori has been tipped to replace Gary Cahill at the backline of Chelsea in the 2019/20 football season.

Tomori emerged one of the strong candidates to help shore up the Blues backline next season following his scintillating loan spell with Derby County.

The 21-year-old played a very pivotal role in the Rams landing a play-off berth via their Championship finish in the just concluded campaign and even picked up the club's POTY gong.

With most of the Blues central defenders the likes of Tomas Kalas and Gary Cahill who has won virtually every title at the club linked with the exit door at the end of the season, Foootball London has tipped the youngster to become one of Maurizio Sarri's trusted men in defence next term.

He made his professional debut for Chelsea in a 1–1 draw with Leicester City on 15th May, 2016 when he replaced Branislav Ivanović.