Enzo Fernandez makes surprise Chelsea debut just 2 days after transfer

We thought that the news that Reece James was going to be in the team tonight was the big news – but we’ve since had another bombshell from the mystery sources that leak the teamsheets.

Enzo Fernandez – the deadline day arrival from Benfica who broke the British transfer record – is in the starting XI tonight.

It’s not a move that most managers would make – often coaches will give their new signings weeks and weeks to adjust and learn the system. Graham Potter has already shown he’s happy to make similar moves, dropping Joao Felix into the team with even less time to prepare.

Perhaps, from Potter’s point of view, it’s simply a case of being given a gift so lavish that it would be an insult to the giver to not use it?

It was interesting that Chelsea worked so hard to hide Enzo from yesterday’s training photos. It seems it was a ruse to surprise Fulham all along.

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