Enzo Fernandez Has Been A Shining Light During Chelsea's Recent Dark Times

Fernandez is already showing his worth at Chelsea despite the team not getting the best results
11:00, 08 Apr 2023

Chelsea are in a mess, there is no beating around the bush. The Blues are in a troubling situation that could affect them for the foreseeable future and it is a situation of their own making.

Frank Lampard is back in the Stamford Bridge hot seat on a deal until the end of the season as the former playing legend replaces Graham Potter to become Chelsea’s third permanent manager of the season.

Co-owner Todd Boehly is already testing the patience with a large portion of the fan base for his reckless decision making during the first year of his reign in west London. He has so far overseen two manager sackings and spent hundreds of millions of pounds on 17 new players, adding to a squad that was already bloated. 

Is it any wonder that the Blues are 11th in the Premier League? For all of Boehly’s mistakes this year, there is no denying that his intentions were good and Chelsea have seen some promising talent arrive at the club in the past two windows. The only question is were they sanctioned by the head coaches or by Boehly himself.


Although some of this year’s new recruits have so far flopped since moving to Stamford Bridge, at least one has thrived: Enzo Fernandez. The Argentine World Cup winner made himself one of the most sought after players in Qatar following some dazzling displays for La Albiceleste as they lifted their third world title.

Todd Boehly
Todd Boehly

So despite Chelsea’s struggles this term, their £107 million man is already giving Boehly some credit in the bank because the player is still delivering even if his team isn’t. While Chelsea may not have played out the most memorable 0-0 draw against Liverpool on Tuesday, Fernandez’s match stats were very impressive, highlighting that in light of all the issues at Chelsea presently, the midfielder is a shining light for them now and will play a huge role in the years to come.

Earlier in the season when Fernandez was just starting out at Benfica, we saw that he was going to evolve into one of Europe’s most skilful midfielders and he is already showing his worth at Chelsea. He will play a huge part in the inevitable transitional period about to take place in SW6 as he is already cementing his place in the Blues’ starting lineup, regardless of the head coach.

The 22-year-old is already looking like a phenomenal talent and his development is still ongoing. His personal growth will help Chelsea through their current rough patch and his brilliance, on and off the ball, should help inspire his teammates to do better.

Boehly has got a lot to answer for with this season going so awry for a club who’s ambitions are to challenge for titles at home and in Europe, but in his own rash spending spree across the two transfer windows he has overseen, he has landed Chelsea one of the best young talents in the world who is contracted until 2031. We judged the American businessman for being rash with handing out a few of these long-term contracts in January, but in Fernandez, we'll most likely be saying in a few years how he got that one absolutely spot on.

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