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Chelsea defender and former Gravesend Grammar student Fikayo Tomori called up to England squad

A former Kent student has been called up to the men's England football team for the first time.

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori was selected for Gareth Southgate's squad to face Czech Republic and Bulgaria this month.

Former Gravesend Grammar student Fikayo Tomori in action for Derby. Picture: Keith Gillard
Former Gravesend Grammar student Fikayo Tomori in action for Derby. Picture: Keith Gillard

Tomori, 21, was born in Canada to Nigerian parents before moving to Gravesend as a baby.

As a result the former Gravesend Grammar student is still eligible to play for England, Canada or Nigeria.

He has been with the London side since 2005, playing in the youth teams until he made his debut in the club's 1-1 draw with Leicester in 2016.

Since then he's enjoyed his time on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, Hull City, and most notably his spell at Derby County last season under now manager Frank Lampard, where he was pivotal in their run to the EFL Championship Play-off final.

Tomori has represented both England and Canada at youth level and is yet to make a decision on which nation he wants to represent.

Gravesend Grammar School. Picture: Google
Gravesend Grammar School. Picture: Google

His call up comes after an impressive first part of the season with Chelsea, where he's played in their last four games, bagging a sensational goal against Wolves in the process.

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