Derby County defender, Fikayo Tomori with enter the record books with a historic outing against his parent club in the Carabao Cup, following a clearance for him by Chelsea to star against them.
Tomori is on loan from Chelsea to lower division side, Derby, which would ordinarily him out of a clash against his original club, but The Blues have signified their willingness to bend the regulations and allow the Nigerian-born England youth international star against them.
Last season, Tomori and Ola Aina, now on loan at Torino of Italy, were both prevented from facing Chelsea in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup while in similar deals at Hull City.
However, Tomori, who has played 90 minutes in all of The Rams’ matches in the League Carabao Cup, and scored against Oldham Athletic, will face The Blues in next Wednesday’s fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge.
This comes from an official statement by Chelsea, which read in part: ”(Mason) Mount and Tomori have been regulars for The Rams under Frank Lampard this season.
“After beating Manchester United at Old Trafford in the previous round, we believe the experience of facing top-level opposition once more will be of benefit to their on-going development at Derby.”
It was further gathered that, unlike in the Premier League, EFL Cup rules allow for clubs in the competition to make such agreements for players to appear against their parent clubs.
History is now bound to be made by Tomori, who has been part of a back-line which has kept five clean sheets for Derby so far in this campaign.