Chelsea of England defender, Fikayo Tomori has set his mind on winning this year’s English FA Cup with The Blues, as he says conquest of the competition would be a huge leap forward for the London-based side, which is now populated by several young players, megasportsarena.com reports.
Based on statistics that rate the current squad handled by Frank Lampard as the youngest ever in the club’s history, Tomori is ecstatic with the progress they have made so far in the FA Cup, as well as giant strides in the English Premier League, but admits only a piece of silverware would complement their efforts so far this season.
Nigerian-born defender, who got one of the goals that took The Blues into the next stage of the competition last weekend, added that FA Cup success would be huge boost in the development of Lampard’s young side.
He spoke after Michy Batshuayi’s deflected effort got The Blues off to a fine start away to Hull City on Saturday evening, and Tomori’s second-half header proved crucial after Kamil Grosicki’s free-kick ricocheted home during a nervy ending.
Chelsea dug deep to secure progress from the tricky fourth-round tie at the Championship play-off hopefuls, keeping alive the west London club’s hopes of a domestic trophy at the end of Lampard’s first season in charge.
The Blues’ all-time top scorer has leaned heavily on young talent like Tomori this term and the Nigerian-born centre-back, who spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Hull, believes winning the FA Cup can be the catalyst of bigger things to happy for him and others under Lampard.
Tomori stressed: “We are just taking it round by round. We have a lot of games coming up and we want to win as many as we can and hopefully we can have a trophy at the end of it. It would mean a lot. A lot of us are in our first full season in the Premier League.
“Playing for Chelsea as well and it would be a big thing. Chelsea have got such a great history in this competition, and the manager has as well, so it would be nice to win the trophy as for many of us it would be our first one.”