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‘If you look’: ESPN pundit claims 22-year-old should have signed for Liverpool this year rather than Chelsea

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ESPN FC pundit Janusz Michallik does not think Chelsea star Enzo Fernandez is a creative midfielder and says he is a much better fit for Liverpool than his current club.

Mauricio Pochettino has played Enzo Fernandez in both the No.8 and No.10 roles this season, but Michallik is clearly not convinced by the 22-year-old’s playmaking skills.

Speaking on ESPN FC about Fernandez, the former USA international said: “Chelsea do not have a creative midfielder. They don’t because Enzo Fernandez is not that player.

“He would have been much better at Liverpool than he is at Chelsea. If you look at Argentina, he’s there with [Alexis] Mac Allister and Rodrigo De Paul. I mean, that’s a massive, massive engine.”

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While Fernandez has been playing in more attacking positions this term, he has failed to score or provide an assist in the Premier League for Chelsea.

However, the Argentine was able to score in the Blues’ 2-1 win against AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the Carabao Cup, his first for the club.

Enzo Fernandez can be a source of creativity for Chelsea

Fernandez is not a No.10 and had it not been for injuries, he would probably not be playing there.

Still, the World Cup winner does look capable of bringing some creativity to the pitch.

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According to WhoScored, Fernandez’s average of 1.8 key passes per Premier League game is actually the second highest in Pochettino’s squad.

The Argentina international, who has been described as a “fantastic player” by his former manager Graham Potter, does have some attacking qualities.

He is probably never going to score 15 goals in a season for the Blues, but he can offer something to the team going forward. One assist Fernandez provided for Joao Felix last season was absolutely brilliant and is just one example of what the former Benfica man can do.

 

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