Enzo sets out Chelsea’s targets for the rest of the season

Enzo Fernandez says Chelsea are aiming to finish the season with two pieces of silverware, ending an inconsistent campaign on a high.

It has been a difficult Premier League season so far for Mauricio Pochettino and his players, currently sitting 10th in the table after a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on Monday night.

However, it has been much better in the cup competitions and Chelsea have a Carabao Cup final to look forward to against Liverpool later this month, while they are into the last 16 of the FA Cup where they will take on Championship side Leeds United at Stamford Bridge.

Finishing in the European places is not out of the question yet for the Blues, while the Argentinian midfielder has his eyes on trophies to cap off his first full season at the club.

‘There’s a long way to go until the end of the season,’ said the 23-year-old. ‘We are working hard every day, all the players and the coaching staff. We are moving forward and doing our best.

‘We’re on the right track and hopefully, we can win two titles this season. That’s what we’re looking to do.

‘I try to do my best to help my team-mates and the club. Luckily I’m getting the goals, so I’m happy and I want to continue in this way. I give my best in every training session and try to be better every day. Things are coming together and that makes me very happy.’

Fernandez scored a memorable free-kick against Aston Villa in the last round of the FA Cup and made a point of holding up his shirt to the crowd, seemingly in a response to some criticism he has received since his big-money move from Benfica last year.

Pochettino responded to the situation, saying: ‘He is a world champion player. Look, when he signed one year ago, he arrived after nearly two years with no holidays, no rest, with the pressure, still young, different environment, different language, different culture, a team that needs time to build. All of these types of circumstance, you need time.

‘I don’t want to annoy the people. For me, it’s not an excuse. I want to be here because I really believe in the project, I really believe in the player.

‘But please, stop to create expectation that does match to the reality and help the players that are here to try and build something.’

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