Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says Fikayo Tomori was deserving of his first start for the club.
The 21-year-old was named in Lampard's team for the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United as he was preferred to Andreas Christensen to partner Kurt Zouma in the centre of defence.
Lampard is a huge admirer of the England Under-21 international, having had him on loan at Derby last season, and says his first Chelsea appearance for three years was on merit.
"The finish was brilliant, it's what we need to do, but we need to start games like that," he said.
"I know we are playing at Stamford Bridge and playing against great players but the occasion can't get the better of us.
"We have got to control our emotions and be smarter. We did that in the second half and we go into the international break on a positive.
"We have got points on the board and we are building to where we want to be and hopefully – after the break – we can really kick on."