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“Trust” – Enzo Fernandez sends rallying Chelsea message to supporters over squad & Graham Potter



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New Chelsea signing Enzo Fernandez has asked supporters to stick with the team as they look to overcome a difficult period following a chaotic year for the club.

The 22-year-old has been part of a massive spending spree by the new Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership, who have spent in excess of £600 million on transfers since arriving at Chelsea in May 2022.

Fernandez is Chelsea’s most recent signing after he was acquired on deadline day last month in a deal worth £106.8 million – a club and British record transfer.

It’s not been an easy time for head coach Graham Potter and his side. They haven’t won any of their last five games in all competitions, winning just two of their last 15 games also in all competitions.

The Chelsea head coach has constantly received backing from the owners despite calls from sections of the fanbase for him to be sacked just five months after he was appointed.

Potter accepts is hasn’t been good enough and knows their Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon is a must-win game, with the Blues needing all three points to keep their Champions League qualification hopes via the Premier League alive.

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Fernandez has backed his new manager and given all the new signings, the Argentine believes Chelsea fans need to show some patience and trust the squad, staff and manager due to all having the same goal.

“When you get that amount of young lads – and we’ve all had 20 days to get to know each other on and off the field – when you’re talking about the standard of football here in the Premier League it’s hard to gel as a team,” Fernández told The Times.

“My message would be to the fans: trust the players, trust the backroom staff, trust the manager, because we are all moving in the same direction.

“We have got a lot of new faces here and it is a restructuring of the club, really, and the playing staff. I would encourage them to be patient.

“We know it’s a tough standard. But we’ve been given all the tools we need by the coaching staff and the manager here. It’s just a case of being patient and we will get to know each other.”

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