Date of birth: 19 December 1997
Place of birth: Calgary, Canada
First team squad number: 43
International levels played at: England U20s, Canada U20s
Trophies won at Chelsea: FA Youth Cup 2014/15, 2015/16; UEFA Youth League 2014/15, 2015/16
Fikayo Tomori joined the club as an Under-8 and has played predominantly on the right side of central defence or at right-back through the age groups. He made his youth team debut while still an Under-16 before going on to feature as a regular for Joe Edwards’s side in his first season as a scholar.
He started every game as the Under-18s successfully defended the Youth Cup and featured in eight of the 10 UEFA Youth League matches on the way to victory in Switzerland. His strong performances at the back also earned him an Under-21 debut and he made half a dozen appearances for Adi Viveash’s side before the end of the season.
He was an Under-21 regular in 2015/16 while also developing a goalscoring knack, with goals in the final of both the Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League. Fikayo made his first team debut as a substitute on the final day of the campaign against Leicester City and was named the Academy Player of the Year at club's annual awards.
Tomori signed a new contract in August 2016, which commits him to Chelsea until the end of the 2019/20 season, before making his England Under-20 debut the following month.
Having played for the development squad for the first half of the 2016/17 season, it was announced in the January that he would spend the second half of the campaign on loan in the Championship at high-flying Brighton.
Tomori made his debut in an FA Cup match against Lincoln and began to feature more frequently throughout February and March, including in big games against Reading, Newcastle and Leeds.
|2013/14||4 (5)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||4 (5)||0|
|2014/15||23 (4)||0||7 (1)||0||5 (1)||0||35 (6)||0|
|2015/16||9 (1)||3||8 (1)||1||16 (1)||2||33 (3)||6|
|Total||36 (10)||3||15 (2)||1||21 (2)||2||72 (14)||6|