In an effort to jumpstart the £107 million player’s Stamford Bridge career, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has vowed to push Enzo Fernandez into more attacking positions.
While the club as a whole has suffered greatly, Argentine World Cup champion Fernandez has made a decent start in west London without completely displaying the skills that convinced Chelsea to pay so dearly for him.
The 22-year-old was mostly used by Graham Potter and Frank Lampard in a position commonly referred to as the No6 central midfielder, but Pochettino wants to unleash him in a more advanced ‘No8’ position.
“He is a No8,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.
When we initially met him, one of the first things we did was to ask him about his position and how comfortable he felt before moving on to ask about his qualities.
He needs a degree of freedom. He possesses the ability to make assists and outside-the-box shots.
In order to maximize Moises Caicedo’s potential, Pochettino also has to work with him. The £115 million Brighton transfer had a miserable debut as a substitute against West Ham but is anticipated to start tonight against Luton.
Caicedo has a ways to go, according to the Chelsea manager, before he can compete with the likes of N’Golo Kante and other elite midfielders.
Caicedo is one of the top midfielders in the Premier League, he said, adding that he has never worked with Kante.
Although Moises shares some traits with Kante, he is still a young player and needs to put in a lot of effort to advance in various ways. He could, however, become one of the finest.