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Breaking News: Chelsea have completed £30m transfer to unleash Fernandez after clear message

current Chelsea news together with A direct message from Enzo Fernandez to Enzo Maresca that might have an effect on Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Enzo Maresca, the head coach of Chelsea, was asked a startling question about Enzo Fernandez, to which he might already know the transfer solution.

The Blues have been extremely active throughout the summer transfer window, having already approved six departures and five new signings. Although Kiernan-Dewsbury-Hall and Tosin Adarabioyo were added, Ian Maatsen and Lewis Hall were let go, and the majority of those transfers were for young players.

Chelsea has raised just over £65 million from the sales of Maatsen and Hall to Aston Villa and Newcastle, respectively. Additional cash were also raised by the £5 million purchase of school standout Michael Golding by Leicester.

In terms of new players, Tosin was brought in as a free agent after departing Fulham at the conclusion of his contract, declining approaches from Tottenham and Newcastle in the process. In the meanwhile, Dewsbury-Hall turned out a transfer to Brighton in order to guarantee an instant reunion at Stamford Bridge with his old Leicester City manager Maresca.

Although Maresca may undoubtedly know how to exploit the 25-year-old to his fullest potential, Fernandez appears to have made an option apparent. The Blues paid £30 million to sign him. The 23-year-old has played as a pivot or as a member of a three-man midfield since moving to Chelsea for £106 million, but he plays a different role for Argentina.

Fernandez was used in a deep midfield role in his country’s Copa America semi-final victory over Canada, and it’s safe to say he performed admirably there. According to FotMob, he had an extremely disciplined performance, winning five of six duels, missing just six passes out of 63 attempts, and without fouling at all. He also assisted Lionel Messi’s goal.

Liverpool’s Alexis Mac Allister was in front of him in the middle of the park, and he had the opportunity to influence the game in the last third, something Dewsbury-Hall might be able to achieve at Chelsea with Fernandez trailing him. It’s also important to note that Conor Gallagher, should he stay with the team, and Moises Caicedo will compete for slots in the starting lineup.

But based on that performance, Fernandez should have demonstrated to Maresca where he should be, leaving the Chelsea manager to arrange the midfield around him.

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