After doing so much business earlier in the window, Chelsea had a relatively quiet deadline day.
One move that almost happened was an outgoing loan for Fikayo Tomori. The fact that Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma are established as first choice at the back, and that Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are still in the picture, means that it was understandable that Tomori thought about going.
But in the end he decided to stay, and he explained why in quotes picked up by Goal.com:
“I had a plan going into this season going off the back of last season,” Tomori said, originally on the “Chelsea Mike’d Up” podcast.
“I made the decision in the end to stay, to improve more, get some more games, gain some more experience and try and get to the levels I was at last season.”
“It was one of those situations and, as you all know, I made a decision to stay.”
We’re a little worried that he’s going to struggle for minutes given the competition, but we also respect his decision to stay and fight for time on the pitch.
We all saw the levels he’s capable of last season. If he can work his way into the team again, we’ve got no doubt he can make himself a permanent fixture.