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Graham Potter, the newly appointed head coach, has received significant support in the transfer market, and he now has the chance to leave his mark on the squad throughout the remainder of the season.
Following the match with Fulham on Friday night, we compile the most recent news from Stamford Bridge and the surrounding area.
Following Enzo Fernandez’s sensational move to Chelsea, Benfica president Rui Costa ripped into the World Cup-winning midfielder and questioned his actions.
Before the Blues and Benfica finally worked out a British-record deal in the late hours of deadline day, Fernandez, 22, had been linked with a high-profile move to Stamford Bridge for weeks.
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The Portuguese giants initially resisted losing Fernandez in January and refused to engage in negotiations with Chelsea, who were instructed to fulfill the midfielder’s €120 million (£105 million) release clause. Now, though, Costa has admitted that he changed his mind after Fernandez made it plain that he “did not want to continue” at Benfica.
The previous coach of Mykhaylo Mudryk suggested that the Ukrainian winger would have been more comfortable at Arsenal.
The Gunners spent a lot of money on Mudryk before Chelsea signed him last month for £88 million. Prior to Mudryk’s transfer to Stamford Bridge, it was thought that the 22-year-old preferred to join Arsenal.
Additionally, Mudryk’s former coach at Shakhtar Donetsk, Andres Carrasco, thinks the winger would have benefited from playing for Arsenal because of their style of play. He stated:”Today, Arsenal, with its style of play, could be more suitable for Mudryk, who successfully uses dribbling and plays one-on-one. It would be better for him, in my opinion.”
Andres Carrasco, who coached Mudryk while he was a member of Shakhtar Donetsk’s U19 team, thinks that the winger would have been more at home in Arsenal’s style. He said, “Today, Arsenal, with its style of play, could be more suitable for Mudryk, who successfully uses dribbling and plays one-on-one. It would be better for him, in my opinion.”