“Journalist reveals the reasons behind Chelsea’s ‘moderate early expectations’ of their expensive new signing.”
An interesting report has surfaced this morning regarding one of Chelsea’s big expensive signings from the summer.
Chelsea have spent a lot of money on signing new player in the last three transfer windows since the new owners arrived, and they have really worked hard and spent a lot specifically on rebuilding the midfield areas.
After spending around £100m to sign Enzo Fernandez in January, they then dropped a little more than that on bringing in Moises Caicedo from Brighton in the summer to partner him.
Caicedo has mainly been pretty good, but he has had a few stuttering performances as well since he put on his new Chelsea shirt this season.
But Chelsea expected a bit of that, according to journalist Dean Jones at least.
He says that people he has spoken to at Chelsea believed there would be some bedding in time for Caicedo due to the different systems and tactics between Brighton and Chelsea.
“I’ve spoken to people about Caicedo early on in his time at Chelsea and what the expectations should be of him, especially at the figure that they signed him. People within Chelsea, that were reading it, really didn’t have great early expectations of Caicedo.
“A lot of that comes from the system that he was playing in at Brighton and the difficulties there would be implementing that kind of performance into a team that works differently.
“If you look at Brighton and the way they play, the zones that they’re active in, and the sorts of jobs that they’re given within their specific areas, it’s very difficult to mirror those performances when you go into a different team with a different set-up and a different philosophy.”