Mauricio Pochettino explains why he benched Enzo Fernandez against Sheffield


Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino explains why he benched Enzo Fernandez against Sheffield United. It was only the second time this season that Enzo was sitting on the bench. The Argentine manager reveals to why the World Cup winner was omitted from the starting XI. Nevertheless, the midfielder is unable to live up on his price tag of £107m. Moreover, Simon Jordan also said that he is not worth of the money paid by the Blues for him. Chelsea broke their transfer record to sign the Argentine earlier this year, bringing him in from Benfica in a £107m deal.

Speaking after the 2-0 win over the Blades, Pochettino said that Gallagher and Caicedo were better fits for the squad. On his decision to bench Enzo, Pochettino said,

“Only 11 can play. It’s a big competition and sometimes you need one characteristic. One profile or another profile.

I need to choose the player and of course we saw the combination between Caicedo and Gallagher and [Cole] Cole like a No. 10 was a possibility for the best combination for today.”

It seems that Pochettino was thinking to go with a different midfield into the game. The experiment is a great success as the Blues emerge victorious or who will not want a player of Enzo’s quality to play. Though, the Argentine is looking uncomfortable in the London outfit, he still is a very quality player. He is a terrific passer completing 4.3 long balls per game in the current campaign It is the second-highest average in Chelsea’s squad. However, for £107m, the fans and critics will surely demand more from him. All they want is too see goals and assists from their record-breaking signing.

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