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Ex-Chelsea winger Nevin makes personal plea to Tomori: Make this Stamford Bridge return the right way

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has urged Fikayo Tomori to be respectful to his former Blues fans tonight.

Tomori returns to Stamford Bridge in a competitive fixture for the first time since leaving for AC Milan last year.

The defender has seen his career skyrocket since departing Chelsea, finishing last season a Serie A title winner, while he has also been called into the England squad.

Watching from afar has been Nevin, who has followed Tomori's progress with keen interest. Speaking with Tribalfootball.com on behalf of FreeSuperTips, Nevin said: "It's been interesting watching Tomori's development because a lot of players came through at Chelsea at a similar time.

"You look at the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Tomori were around that time, and you could even add in Dominic Solanke to some degree.

"There's a whole bunch of players who you're surprised aren't there anymore.

"But they couldn't get a game and couldn't get in the team, so it was the best decision for themselves to move."

Moving onto tonight, Nevin has urged Tomori to be respectful to the home support, confident that will be reciprocated by Chelsea fans.

He said: "Tomori will walk onto the pitch like its normality to him and I'm sure he'll be wanting to prove a point and show everyone he can play.

"It doesn't get a lot more complicated with that, with some players there might be some bitterness, but I hope not with Tomori.

"Chelsea fans are a group who generally welcome back their old boys with open arms and I know that from experience.

"Even scoring against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge many years ago with Everton, the reaction wasn't negative towards me.

"So as long as Tomori behaves the right way and doesn't make any gestures which I doubt he will, then he'll just try to show people his abilities.

"If he does show that, then he'll be welcomed back and he'll have a good game on a personal level for him."



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