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Chelsea Discover New Midfield Pair as Thiago Silva Sends Transfer Message in Fulham Victory

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In the Premier League Summer Series, Chelsea showcased their brilliance under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino. Experimenting with Christopher Nkunku in a fresh role and unveiling an impressive new midfield partnership. The Blues secured the title with a convincing 2-0 win against Fulham in Washington DC.

Throughout the pre-season, Christopher Nkunku proved his adaptability by excelling in three different roles. Having played as a forward in the last three matches. He showcased his skills as both a left-winger and a no. 10 against Fulham.

Notably, in his maiden appearance on the wing, Nkunku scored his third pre-season goal in four matches. With such a versatile performance, it is evident that he will play a prominent role under Mauricio Pochettino. And he is likely to be utilized in multiple positions in the upcoming season.

Furthermore, in an exceptional first-half performance, Thiago Silva demonstrated his dominance by heading in Ben Chilwell’s corner to open the scoring. Despite coming off at half-time along with the entire backline, Silva left a lasting impression both defensively and in possession. Ensuring teenage goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina had a calm debut.

Chelsea acquisition of Monaco defender Axel Disasi for £39 million, following Wesley Fofana’s injury. And it is a testament to their commitment to bolstering their defensive ranks. Disasi will challenge Silva for a starting spot. But it will undoubtedly be a formidable task to displace the legendary defender.

Chelsea: New Enzo-Andrey Pivot in Midfield Unveiled

For the first time, Enzo Fernandez and Andrey Santos partnered as two no. 6s in Chelsea’s 4-2-3-1 formation. This new midfield duo effectively controlled Fulham during the first 45 minutes. Hence, allowing Chelsea to dominate possession and thwart counterattacks from Marco Silva’s team.

With such a strong showing, it seems likely that they will feature together in the starting lineup against Liverpool on August 13. As of now, little progress has been made in the pursuit of signing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, further cementing the position of the Enzo-Andrey pivot in the team’s plans.

Chelsea’s pre-season journey has been nothing short of impressive under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. With Christopher Nkunku’s versatility, Thiago Silva’s commanding presence, and the promising Enzo-Andrey midfield partnership, the Blues have laid a strong foundation ahead of the upcoming season. As they continue to fine-tune their squad, the team’s prospects look bright, and fans eagerly await the exciting matches to come.

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