The first 90 minutes of
Enzo Fernández in the
, barely 48 hours after his arrival in London, were a
modest invitation to illusion
for the supporters of a team that cannot find its way despite the million-dollar investment that its new owner.
The work of the Argentine National Team midfielder in the 0-0 draw with
on Friday was highlighted by coach
and also by the British media, who were
much less contemplative
with the performance of the London team.
After the tie at Stamford Bridge, which left the Blues ninth in the Premier League table and out of qualifying for the next European Cup season, Potter assessed that Fernández's work had been
"very good, taking into account He says he has been in the country for a short time
“He doesn't know us and we don't know him, but I think you can see glimpses of his quality and personality.
He will improve ”
, predicted the DT.
The coach also sought to rescue positive aspects of his team's performance, which is far from the top in the Premier League, has already been eliminated from the FA Cup and the League Cup, and whose only objective is the Champions League (it will play in the round of 16 with Borussia Dortmund).
“At times we did well, at times it was the lack of connection that you would expect with some guys coming back from injury or joining the team.
It is where we are at the moment, but there are things to work on and things to improve”,
Graham Potter was satisfied with the performance of Enzo Fernández against Fulham and not so much with the task of his team.
Photo: Tony Obrien / Reuters.
The English media coincided in highlighting Enzo's debut and questioning Chelsea's performance.
Ruthless was The Guardian, which found the West London outfit
"dull, aimless and leaden"
to produce the kind of football that befits an expense of more than
500 million pounds
in new signings”.
Among so many questions, the newspaper highlighted the former player of River, Defensa y Justicia and Benfica as
of the team, “he was organized in the midfield, although
without actually demonstrating why he cost 106.8 million pounds
"He pulled Chelsea's strings in midfield, got involved quickly, turned heads with his game changes, and even showed an appetite for battle when he refused to let Aleksandar Mitrovic intimidate him early in the match." he.
And he stressed that he had been the manager of one of the best attacking plays of the duel, which the German
could not capitalize on .
For its part, the Daily Mirror pointed out that the Argentine midfielder "was the undisputed starter only two days after his contract was confirmed on the day the transfer market closed and showed why Chelsea fought all month to sign him."
“The world champion was about to complete a positive debut with a great goal, but his shot in the second half went just wide,” he added.
The image of Enzo Pérez on the cover of the English Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, The Sun evaluated that between Fernández, the Ukrainian
(the three reinforcements that played on Friday against Fulham), the Argentine had been the most outstanding.
Solid and very opportune in the tackles
, he also has a good eye for forward passes and on several occasions he took his attackers off their markers with deep balls", he assessed, although he qualified that "he vanished in the second half, beyond a shot that went wide.
Unlike Fernandez's, Chelsea's assignment was heavily criticized by The Sun.
“The long-awaited carnival of football and goals that accompanied last month's staggering transfer splurge failed to materialize with the most expensive goalless draw in history,” he questioned, noting that “more than £500m for two shots on target The whole night was not what I expected” the American millionaire Todd Boehly, who acquired the club in May of last year.
Enzo Fernández and a promising debut: he went from major to minor and excites a Chelsea that aims for the Champions League
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