BBC pundit reveals why 22-year-old Chelsea player will be crucial vs Arsenal
Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez may be a crucial player in this weekend’s Premier League fixture against Arsenal.
That is according to BBC pundit Pat Nevin.
Enzo Fernandez, who’s an ever-present in the Chelsea line-up, is a key figure in Mauricio Pochettino’s line-up.
The 22-year-old central midfielder has so much to offer the Blues both defensively and offensively. We saw before the international break his partnership continue to grow with teammate Moises Caicedo, too.
Pat Nevin has highlighted Chelsea’s Fernandez as a key factor going into Saturday’s London derby versus Arsenal. In particular, he’s intrigued to watch his 1v1 battle against Gunners midfielder Declan Rice in the centre of the park.
Nevin told BBC Sport: “Declan Rice and Enzo Fernandez might not be directly up against each other all the time, but whoever shines brightest between those two could help control and decide the game.”
Arsenal look like one of the strongest outfits across the Premier League right now, which is why they sit second in the table only behind leaders Tottenham on goal difference.
We agree that the Blues need to try win the midfield battle to get any kind of positive result this weekend.
A Fernandez-Caicedo pivot, which cost a lot of money to assemble, is still gelling together. However, we saw before the international break that partnership begin to flourish with a great mixture of guile and athleticism.
On top of that, the Blues have a roaming Conor Gallagher playing the most advanced of a midfield trio.
We’ll learn a lot about Chelsea’s midfield this Saturday against Arsenal.