Enzo Fernandez breaks silence on Chelsea injury absence vs Brentford with clear message


Enzo Fernandez has posted a huge injury update after missing his first game since joining Chelsea earlier this year against Brentford. The absence of the key midfielder was certainly noticed as the Blues fell to a 2-0 defeat in the west London derby with Mykhailo Mudryk also missing out with a minor injury.

Ahead of the game Pochettino revealed why the duo were absent. "Both Enzo and Misha felt something in training yesterday, small muscle injuries for them both," he said. "We hoped they would be okay to be in the squad but unfortunately they aren't quite ready. Neither of them are big issues but we didn't want to take any risks.

"With Enzo especially, he and his partner have just had a baby so maybe that was a reason why he was a little uncomfortable yesterday! He will now rest and recover and hopefully be back with the team as soon as possible." Thankfully for Chelsea and Pochettino both Mudryk and Fernandez are expected to return soon with their replacements, Noni Madueke and Nicolas Jackson, struggling to make an impact.

Madueke nearly marked a first start under Pochettino with a goal after his close-range effort struck the bar, although Jackson struggled significantly. The midfield three of Fernandez, Conor Gallagher and Moises Caicedo has been extremely impressive and the former's absence was certainly felt by Chelsea as the balance in the team was off.

Cole Palmer delivered an excellent display but even he was unable to make a lasting impact with the 21-year-old creating three excellent chances in the first half. Fernandez making his return is desperately needed for the Blues to get back on the winning track and they will be hoping that comes soon with Fernandez breaking his silence on the injury that saw him miss the weekend.

On Instagram, the Argentine posted a picture showing the facilities at Cobham, hinting he is working on his recovery ahead of a Carabao Cup tie with Blackburn and huge Premier League clash against Tottenham next Monday.

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The London derby with Spurs is certainly a big one for Pochettino as it marks his return to north London for the first time in just under four years. When asked by Glenn Hoddle about his time with Spurs on TNT Sports, he said: "I think we cannot change our history and I'm very proud of my past, but we need to move on and now we are here. I need to show we are together at Chelsea. At the moment I am so happy and I hope that we can improve, but we are in a different project and we need to be clever in the way we develop ideas."

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