Fikayo Tomori had a bright start to his Chelsea career last season.
In the absence of developed and experienced first team stars, he was given he nod to break into the playing eleven by Frank Lampard. He impressed with his game over the course of the season but unlike other youngsters Lampard kept promoting, he has been mysteriously left out since the start of the new season.
He moved to AC Milan on loan recently after getting frustrated at Chelsea and has now revealed how his relationship with the manager broke down.
“I will always be grateful for the opportunities he (Lampard) gave me,” Tomori told the Telegraph. “Maybe because of our history he thought I would accept it, but from my perspective, with that history, it felt more personal and harder to understand.
“I don’t know what happened, it wasn’t really explained to me. I was suddenly out of the squad and I don’t really know why.
“I was trying to do extra and push myself more but, at that time, nothing seemed to work and nothing was explained to me.”
“It was so frustrating,” Tomori said.
“2020, football-wise, was very, very difficult, especially after the way 2019 had gone for me playing games. From being at 100 to literally going down to zero and then not knowing the reason why it had gone to zero, it was very challenging.”