Derby County defender, Fikayo Tomori has received a daring charge from his coach, Frank Lampard to ensure he justifies the opportunity to play against his parent club, Chelsea, b y sending The Blues packing from the Carabao Cup.
Footballlive.ng reports that, although Derby are visiting Chelsea for Wednesday’s clash, Lampard believes his former club, and the one which loaned Tomori to The Rams, can be brought down to earth.
Lampard is now using the fulcrum of Chelsea’s decision to allow their loaned players feature against them, in contrast with well-known regulations, and the player-turned-gaffer expects Tomori to make the best use of the opportunity.
Tomori did not partake in any of Chelsea’s pre-season matches before he was loaned to Derby County in August, after which he helped The Rams beat Manchester United to advance to the fourth round.
The Canada-born defender and Mason Mount are owned by Chelsea, but the Premier League team have granted both permission to play for Derby, in order to further aid their development.
Consequently, Lampard said he expects Tomori to rise to the occasion at Stamford Bridge and make an impact by playing to send the London club packing on Wednesday evening, as they earlier did to Man U.
Lampard added: ”They deserve that. They should thank Chelsea – and me for making all the calls to persuade them.
”This is an incredible occasion for them to test themselves, so I think everyone is a winner in this situation.”