Enzo Fernandez, despite not yet being a part of a winning team, has excelled in a Chelsea since his record-breaking transfer from Benfica on deadline day.
Chelsea Online News:
Gabriel Agbonlahor, a former Aston Villa star, said that he is concerned about Chelsea and said that Enzo Fernandez looks “annoyed” at his teammates.
Graham Potter‘s team has only won one of their last 11 games overall. On Sunday, they were humiliated 2-0 by London rivals Tottenham. With 14 games remaining, the outcome left the Blues mired in 10th place and enormously 14 points below the spots in the Champions League.
As Chelsea is 13 points clear of Southampton in the Premier League standings, the Blues are actually closer to the bottom four teams than the top four. Agbonlahor is worried about the direction the Blues are heading, and Potter has been under increasing pressure from the club’s fans as a result of their poor performance.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Agbonlahor said: “I’m worried about the players’ body language. Havertz does nothing, he can’t create as a 10, or hold up play as a 9.
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“Sterling runs all game but doesn’t get the ball. Enzo, who’s been incredible, looks annoyed at his teammates. There’s just no connection between them.”
Fernandez has made five appearances since joining from Benfica for £106 million in the January transfer window, drawing two and losing three. On February 3, he made his debut in a 0-0 draw against Fulham before providing his first assist in a 1-1 draw against West Ham.
Chelsea added seven new players in January, but Potter hasn’t been able to get the most out of all of them despite their £300 million spending spree. Fans have been tough on the 47-year-old, but pundits have also weighed in on the Blues’ fortunes.
Following the Blues’ loss at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Paul Merson gave Potter a scathing review. He acknowledged how slow Chelsea’s brand of football was, in stark contrast to how his Brighton squad played under his leadership.
Ask quoted by Sky Sports, the Arsenal legend said: “They never looked like scoring at Spurs. I could have played for Chelsea on Sunday when they had the ball because it was so slow – and I’m 54! I can’t run around anymore but I can pass the ball and I could have played in the team. It was slow, sideways, backwards, I can play like that at my age.”
Chelsea will play against Leeds on Saturday before taking on Borussia Dortmund on March 8 in the second leg of the Champions League‘s last-16. After Potter was hired in September, that may be a critical night in his Blues career.