Fikayo Tomori makes senior England debut to shut down Nigeria avenue

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has just come on as a sub for England in their qualifier against Kosovo, becoming a full international in the process.

Tomori was called up for the last international selection, but didn’t make the pitch, meaning he was technically still eligible for Nigeria, and not yet a confirmed England player.

With qualification all but wrapped up Gareth Southgate has brought on the centre back for Trent Alexander=Arnold for his competitive debut.

It’s a just reward for an excellent season from the academy product, who has come on leaps and bounds in the last 12 months. England’s central defensive positions still seem to be up for grabs, so Tomori can really become a regular if he plays his cards right at club level now.

By the time summer comes round, he might be one of the best rated young defenders in the league, and Southgate would be under serious pressure to play him at Euro 2020.