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‘All On Lampard’ ‘Unfair. Deserved More Chances’ Chelsea Fans Discuss Controversy Around 25M Deal

‘All On Lampard’ ‘Unfair. Deserved More Chances’ Chelsea Fans Discuss Controversy Around 25M Deal

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has questioned former manager Frank Lampard’s handling of his situation at Stamford Bridge.

The 23-year-old agreed a season-long loan with AC Milan last month, and he will leave for the Serie A side on a permanent basis at the end of the season if the Rossoneri take up their option to sign him for Β£25m.

When asked in a recent interview why he decided to move away from the Blues, Tomori said he had become frustrated with the lack of first-team chances, pointing to a lack of communication with Lampard:

“I was suddenly out of the squad and I don’t really know why. I just thought I needed to work hard. Then I went to speak to the manager and he said you’ve just got to train harder, so I took that on the chin and thought that’s what I had to do.”

“Mentally, it was difficult because you just want to be playing and on the pitch, and feel part of the team. And it was difficult for me because I wasn’t really feeling part of the team and I was wondering what had happened. I was trying to do extra and push myself more but, at that time, nothing seemed to work and nothing was explained to me.”

Supporters on Twitter were critical of both Lampard and Tomori in equal measure:

It remains to be seen whether Tomori will return to Chelsea. There has already been talk that AC Milan want to reduce the amount they want to pay for him, so don’t be surprised to see the England international back at Cobham in the summer.

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