Enzo Fernandez Eyes New Role at Chelsea Under Pochettino
Enzo Fernandez is reportedly looking to take on a new role at the club. The 22-year-old Argentine midfielder, who joined the Blues in January for a fee of around £115 million, is keen to play further up the pitch in the upcoming season.
Fernandez’s father, Raul, revealed his son’s ambitions in an interview with The Chelsea Spot. “Enzo is comfortable, happy, and adjusting to London,” he said. “He was happy about the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino. Next season? My son wants to be a champion. I think [we will see Enzo play further forward]. He was going to ask [Pochettino] to play further advanced.”
Fernandez’s desire to play in a more advanced role comes as Chelsea is linked with a move for Brighton star Moises Caicedo. Should Caicedo arrive at Stamford Bridge, it could allow Fernandez to move further forward when playing together.
Despite Chelsea’s collective struggles last season, Fernandez impressed in his first few months at the club. He played a deep role in midfield under former managers Graham Potter and Frank Lampard, and despite being a regular starter in the second half of the season, he is still waiting for his first goal in a Chelsea shirt.
With Pochettino officially taking over as head coach on July 1, the Argentine tactician hopes to get the best out of his compatriot Fernandez. The World Cup winner is expected to play a pivotal role in Chelsea’s midfield, regardless of the club’s summer transfer business.