Fikayo Tomori

Burnley considering move for Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori?

Burnley may reportedly move for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori if they part ways with James Tarkowski this summer. Burnley have reportedly identified Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori as a potential replacement for James Tarkowski. The Clarets are keen to keep the England international at Turf Moor, although talk of a £40m move elsewhere means that an exit remains a possibility. According to the Daily Star, manager Sean Dyche may decide to use part of that fee in order to complete the signing of Tomori. Whether it be on a permanent or loan basis, the 21-year-old is well placed to play Premier League football next season after impressing at Derby County in the Championship during the last campaign. The versatile youngster is unlikely to gain regular action at Stamford Bridge, leaving Frank Lam...

Bradley Johnson: ‘Derby will not repeat playoff mistakes from last season’

Derby midfielder Bradley Johnson has vowed the Rams are a different animal this season. The 32-year-old believes Frank Lampard’s side have developed from the team who lost in the play-offs last year. Under Gary Rowett, Derby lost 2-1 on aggregated in the play-off semi-final to Fulham and were criticised for trying to contain the Cottagers in the second leg, despite being 1-0 up. Derby suffered play-off heartbreak at Craven Cottage last season (John Walton/PA) They face Aston Villa – who have beaten them 3-0 and 4-0 this term – in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley on Monday but Johnson insisted Derby will not shut up shop. He said: “This year our mentality is different, we want to go out and win every game. The young lads want to win and when they play with conf...

Result: Derby County stun Leeds United to reach Championship playoff final

Derby County beat Leeds United 4-2 at Elland Road and 4-3 on aggregate to set up a Championship playoff final clash with Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Derby County have booked a place in the Championship playoff final with a remarkable 4-2 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road, recovering from a two-goal aggregate deficit to progress through 4-3 on aggregate. The Rams, trailing 1-0 from Saturday’s first leg, found themselves with a mountain to climb when Stuart Dallas found a way through 24 minutes in. County boss Frank Lampard brought on Jack Marriott towards the end of the first half, though, and that proved an inspired change as the striker kickstarted his side’s comeback following a big error at the back from Kiko Casilla and Liam Cooper. Mason Mount levelled up the tie l...

Preview: Leeds United vs. Derby County – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews the Championship playoff semi-final second leg between Leeds United and Derby County, including team news and predicted lineups. Leeds United are in control of their Championship playoff semi-final against Derby County as they take a 1-0 lead into Wednesday’s second leg at Elland Road. Kemar Roofe scored the only goal 55 minutes into the controversial first leg in the East Midlands to leave Leeds’ destiny in their own hands. Leeds © Reuters As witnessed in the Champions League last week, and indeed in the other playoff semi-final between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa, a one-goal lead is hardly enough to be comfortable. Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted as much after Saturday’s match, pointing out that there are still 90 more minutes to play in...

Result: Kemar Roofe strikes as Leeds United secure first-leg advantage

Kemar Roofe scores the only goal of the match as Leeds United record a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final at Pride Park. Kemar Roofe scored the only goal of the match as Leeds United recorded a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final at Pride Park. Both teams had chances during an open and entertaining affair, but Roofe’s 55th-minute strike was the difference as Leeds secured an advantage ahead of the second leg at Elland Road on Wednesday night. There was a hugely controversial moment in the latter stages, though, when Derby were awarded a penalty before the decision was overturned by referee Craig Pawson‘s assistant. © Reuters The first real chance of the match fell to Derby in the ei...

Chelsea ‘to decide futures of Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount next week’

The futures of Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount, who have starred in the Championship with Derby County this season, will reportedly be determined by Chelsea next week. Chelsea will reportedly decide next week whether to promote Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount to their first-team squad or send the promising pair back out on loan. The two youngsters have spent the season with Derby County, where they have made a big impact in the club’s push for promotion. Tomori started 43 of Derby’s 46 regular league matches, while Mount started 35 and played a direct part in 12 goals. According to The Sun, Chelsea have yet to determine whether the pair are ready to make an impact in their first-team squad. If not, another season out on loan is the other choice. Tomori, named Derby’s Player o...

Aston Villa, Derby County show interest in Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu?

Aston Villa and Derby County reportedly identify Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu as a potential signing during the January transfer window. Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Aston Villa and Derby County. Ampadu recently penned a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge, but the Wales international is yet to make a single first-team outing this season. According to the Birmingham Mail, that has resulted in both Villa and Derby considering loan offers during the January window. The two clubs from the Midlands have recently done deals with Chelsea for some of their other prospects, with Tammy Abraham moving to Villa and Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount representing Derby. Chelsea legends John Terry and Frank Lampard are also present at the t...

Result: Own goals spoil Frank Lampard’s return as Chelsea progress

Chelsea ride their luck en route to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup courtesy of a 3-2 victory over Frank Lampard’s Derby County, helped by two own goals. Frank Lampard‘s first return to Stamford Bridge as a manager has ended in defeat as Chelsea ran out 3-2 winners over his Derby County side in the fourth round of the EFL Cup this evening. The Premier League title hopefuls needed to ride their luck against their Championship opponents, though, as they benefitted from two own goals during a remarkable first half and then saw a late David Nugent shot hit the inside of the post. Derby held their own for long spells and quickly hit back on the first two occasions that they fell behind, with goals from Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn cancelling out own goals from Fikayo Tomori an...

Preview: Chelsea vs. Derby County – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole looks ahead to Frank Lampard’s Stamford Bridge return as he takes his Derby County side to face Chelsea in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. Frank Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as a manager on Wednesday night when his Derby County side take on Chelsea in the EFL Cup fourth round. The Rams are looking to pull off another upset after beating Manchester United in the last round, whereas Chelsea are bidding to continue an impressive unbeaten run under new boss Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea © Reuters The pre-match focus is inevitably going to surround club legend Frank Lampard, but the current crop of Chelsea players are bidding to create their own history under Sarri. It is a very different Chelsea to the one which Lampard left at the end of the 2013-14 s...

Result: Derby County dump Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United out of EFL Cup

Frank Lampard gets one over on his former mentor Jose Mourinho as Derby County stun Manchester United at Old Trafford in the third round of the EFL Cup. Manchester United have been knocked out of the EFL Cup in the third round for the first time since 2008 courtesy of a penalty shootout defeat at the hands of Championship outfit Derby County this evening. Derby boss Frank Lampard got one over on his former mentor Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford on a memorable night for the Rams which will pile more pressure on the increasingly underfire United manager. The hosts took the lead through Juan Mata after only three minutes, but a goal-of-the-season contender from Harry Wilson levelled things up in the second half before United were reduced to 10 men when goalkeeper Sergio Romero handled the ball ...

Derby County complete Duane Holmes signing

Derby County complete the signing of midfielder Duane Holmes from Scunthorpe United on a three-year deal. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 18:13 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 18:25 UK Derby County have completed the signing of midfielder Duane Holmes from Scunthorpe United on a three-year deal. The 23-year-old joins the Rams for an undisclosed fee, putting pen to paper on a contract that will keep him at Pride Park until 2021. The United States-born midfielder becomes new Derby manager Frank Lampard‘s ninth signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Mason Mount, Harry Wilson, Florian Jozefzoon, George Evans, Jack Marriott, Fikayo Tomori, Martyn Waghorn and Scott Malone. “I’m pleased that we’ve been able ...

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