Fikayo Tomori Reveals Chelsea Players Want FA Cup Glory After 2-1 Hull Win

​Fikayo Tomori admitted a good run in the FA Cup would mean a lot to Chelsea's young squad, following their 2-1 victory over Hull on Saturday.

The England international scored the second and ultimately decisive goal of the game as the Blues beat their Championship opposition to progress to the next round.

After the game, the central defender spoke about the ambition that the players had to win to the oldest national football competition in the world.

"It would mean a lot [to have a good FA Cup run]," Tomori said, as quoted by Chelsea's website. "A lot of us are in our first full season in the Premier League and playing for Chelsea as well and it would be a big thing.

The Englishman added: "​Chelsea have got such a great history in this competition, and the manager has as well, so it would be nice to win the trophy as for many of us it would be our first one.

"We are just taking it round by round. We have a lot of games coming up and we want to win as many as we can and hopefully we can have a trophy at the end of it."

Fikayo Tomori

The 22-year-old is right about Chelsea's history in the competition, as the Blues have won the FA Cup seven times - manager Frank Lampard playing a part in four of those triumphs.

However, Hull made it hard work for Chelsea in the second half as Poland international Kamil Grosicki scored a deflected free-kick to set up a grandstand finish following Michy Batshuayi's early goal and Tomori's close-range header.

However, the Tigers were unable to equalise with Tomori playing an important part in preventing a second goal. 

"We were expecting Hull to come on to us," Tomori added. "Playing a Championship side in their home in the FA Cup, they have nothing to lose really. We dealt with it pretty well and my goal came at a good time because it knocked a bit of the wind out of their sails.

"Their free-kick going in gave them another kind of energy so we are happy to get the win and credit to Hull as well because they played well."

Chelsea next face Leicester in the Premier League and will hope to close the eight-point gap between the two sides.

Source : 90min