Fikayo Tomori makes it nine of last 21 players to be handed England debut to have come through Chelsea’s academy

18 Nov

Nine of the last 21 players to be handed their England debuts came through Chelsea’s academy.

Fikayo Tomori was the latest man from the London club to feature for England.

The 21-year-old was brought on by Gareth Southgate in the 4-0 win over Kosovo on Sunday night in the final Euro 2020 qualifying match.

Fikayo Tomori made his England debut against Kosovo

Tomori was born in Canada and played for their under-20s before switching allegiances to England. He was also eligible to play for Nigeria through his parents.

The defender has been a breakout star under Frank Lampard this season as the Chelsea youngsters have shined at Stamford Bridge.

Assistant manager Jody Morris tweeted about the achievement of the academy in producing so many England players.

He wrote: “9 out of the last 21 England debutants started at Cobham between the ages of 6-10… wow!!”

Here are the eight other players who most recently made their England debuts.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Debut: 10 November, 2017 vs Germany

Caps: 10

Current club: Chelsea

Loftus-Cheek is still covering from a ruptured Achilles tendon

Tammy Abraham

Debut: 10 November, 2017 vs Germany

Caps: 4

Current club: Chelsea

Tammy Abraham can’t stop scoring for Chelsea
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Jack Cork

Debut: 10 November, 2017 vs Germany

Caps: 1

Current club: Burnley

Jack Cork currently plays for Burnley
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Dominic Solanke

Debut: 14 November, 2017 vs Brazil

Caps: 1

Current club: Bournemouth

Dominic Solanke has one England cap
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Nathaniel Chalobah

Debut: 15 October, 2018 vs Spain

Caps: 1

Current club: Watford

Nathaniel Chalobah made his England debut in 2018
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Declan Rice

Debut: 22 March, 2019 vs Czech Republic

Caps: 7

Current club: West Ham

Rice played the full 90 minutes of Sunday’s defeat of Kosovo
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Callum Hudson-Odoi

Debut: 22 March, 2019 vs Czech Republic

Caps: 3

Current club: Chelsea

Callum Hudson-Odoi made his debut for the senior side earlier this year
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Mason Mount

Debut: 7 September, 2019 vs Bulgaria

Caps: 6

Current club: Chelsea

Mason Mount scored his first senior England goal against Kosovo
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