“Different languages” and “big egos”: the climate of tension in Enzo Fernández’s Chelsea dressing room

Enzo Fernández's Chelsea tries to get back on track a season that has gone uphill despite investments (AFP)
Enzo Fernández’s Chelsea tries to get back on track a season that has gone uphill despite investments (AFP)

The days that are currently lived in the Chelsea, a club that has recently changed owners and coaches and is going through a turbulent period of reconstruction. The Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich sold the club to the American businessman Todd Boehly, who has replaced Thomas Tuchel by Graham Potter and invested astronomical amounts of money to bring in new players, but has not achieved good results.

Despite spending more than €610 million in reinforcements in the last markets, the Blues they have only had two victories in their last 15 parties in all competitions and have gone five games without winning. Last weekend they fell into the Stamford Bridge ante Southampton and inconveniences begin to arise indoors.

As reported by the portal The Athleticthe most senior players in the dressing room he commands Graham Potter are not satisfied with the sports policy that the club has and believe that “Not all the new signings are up to the task”. There are footballers like Joao Felix o Benoit Badiashile that they are performing in good shape, but others like Mykhaylo Mudrykfor whom they paid about €100 millionwhich have not started at all well.

Graham Potter He has taken it very calmly. He even took the somewhat unusual step of giving his players two full days off after the defeat against Soton from local. In the halls of the sports city of Cobham, according to what he could find out The Athleticthere is not one such a positive impression of this.

“There are a lot of new faces, people who speak different languages ​​too. Potter hasn’t been in office that long, so it’s hard for her to implement his ideas. At Chelsea you have all these big egos, the dynamic is different.”commented an anonymous source from the club. “They need to build a team now, not just a bunch of stars. This is the most difficult step.”added another source close to a first-team player.

Chelsea has gone five games without winning and doubts about Graham Potter begin (REUTERS / Thilo Schmuelgen)
Chelsea has gone five games without winning and doubts about Graham Potter begin (REUTERS / Thilo Schmuelgen)

On the other hand, in the English press they also talk about a salary cut with the intention of lowering fixed salaries and moving on to objective bonuses. It is a formula that seeks to motivate the players who currently have at Chelsea in 10th place in the Premier League and aim to classify the UEFA Champions League of the next season.

“There is a genuine concern among some players that much of the equipment will be sold in the summer to help balance the budget after two incredible spending transfer windows. This uncertainty is going to affect morale. Among survivors of the Roman Abramovich era there is a pervasive sense of perplexity as to the radical nature of the changes driven by Boehly since he took power last May”, he deepened The Athletic.

Enzo FernandezIn particular, it was the great bet of the London team in this market and is part of the pillars of the reconstruction. He has been a world champion with the Argentine team and, although the Blues They still haven’t won since he started filming with the team, his stay is not in danger at all. His football qualities are considered essential to reverse the sporting situation.

This portal explains that Graham Potter He is considered a hard-working and honest coach, although doubts are beginning to arise as to whether he is up to tactically competing with Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola, Eric Tag y Jürgen Klopp as he did in his time Thomas Tuchel. Until now he had the support of the owners but within the club they admit that he could lose support if they do not improve both in performances and in results.

The next three games of the Blues will be important: they face the Tottenham Hotspur y Leeds United in the Premier League, and will receive a visit from Borussia Dortmund in Stamford Bridge for the second leg of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

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