David Ornstein claimed in a video on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel on Wednesday that Todd Boehly told his recruitment team to “get me that man” regarding Enzo Fernandez after seeing his World Cup final performance. Chelsea signed Enzo Fernandez, Mykhaylo Mudryk , while Noni Madueke, Benoit Badiashile, David Fofana, and Andrey Santos have all joined on a permanent basis. Malo Gusto was also signed before being sent back to Lyon and Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix has been brought in on a six-month loan. Boehly has even found a way around Financial Fair Play laws by tying down his permanent new hires to record long-term contracts.
Graham Potter is reportedly in favor of the transfer; if true, this highlights the significant influence that some owners have over their teams’ hiring processes. Chelsea’s owner Todd Boehly addressed a message to the hiring team following the World Cup final. Chelsea’s expenditure under Todd Boehly is over £600 million on new signings. However, the London club may theoretically conclude the January transfer window in profit.
Enzo Fernandez arrived at Farnborough Airport after completing medicals in Portugal the night before. Chelsea supporters will be eager to see him against London rivals Fulham on Friday night. One may imagine he could even start given Chelsea’s lack of choices in midfield owing to injury, as well as the fact that most possibilities to fill the number six role formerly played by Jorginho are unfit. Graham Potter will conduct a news conference today ahead of the game on Friday.
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Predicted Chelsea Lineup vs. Fulham
On Friday night, Chelsea will host Fulham at Stamford Bridge in an effort to get back to winning in the Premier League. After spending over £600 million on new signings, we can see some players to feature against Fulham. The Blues will enter the game coming off of a scoreless draw with Liverpool and will be aiming for a better outcome in this weekend’s contest.
Graham Potter is anticipated to make a few changes to the starting XI for this home game and might try out a 4-2-3-1 system. Kepa Arrizabalaga will remain in goal for the Blues after preserving a clean sheet in his last appearance. Potter will give Benoit Badiashile the opportunity to form the Blues’ traditional centre-half pairing with Thiago Silva. The Blues’ midfield will be led by Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as they try to control possession in the centre of the field. Mykhaylo Mudryk, Mason Mount, and Hakim Ziyech will work right in front of the holding positions, looking to generate some enticing chances in front of the goal. Kai Havertz will start at the front of the pack. He’ll have to find a way to give the opposing center-backs a headache this weekend.
Chelsea will be anxious for a win after spending so much money in the summer window. They are presently sitting at 10th in the league table. At least, that’s what Fulham fans are hoping when they face Chelsea in the Premier League on Friday night. Their 2-1 win in the reverse last month has boosted expectations of a first-ever league double against their London rivals at the 38th time of asking.