Journalist Rahman Osman has claimed that Enzo Fernandez was pleading with his manager last night. This was to change the Chelsea system.
Fernandez was one of those who endured a slow start as Spurs took the lead in the opening few minutes at home.
However, they seemed to lose themselves with the occasion and allow the Blues back into the game when they really didn’t need to do.
Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie saw red either side of half-time, and after a lot of huffing and puffing, it eventually finished 4-1 to Chelsea.
After the two red cards and five disallowed goals to go with the five actual goals, a mental evening in North London will see the beginning forgotten by most.
Enzo Fernandez was urging Pochettino to change tactics:
Meanwhile, there will be some concerns in the Chelsea camp over the start they made when it was 11v11.
This is why Osman claimed that Fernandez went over to the manager. He went to see if he could change anything in the first half.
“Enzo Fernandez was telling the bench to try and change the system as they are getting overturned in midfield. Poch doesn’t seem to get the message. Now speaking to James.”
Fernandez was eventually off the pitch early in the second half. Pochettino made the decision to move Cole Palmer into a more central role to try and create chances.
This definitely affected the game, with the former Manchester City man setting up one of the three late Nicolas Jackson goals that secured all three points for the Blues away from home at a side who were unbeaten up until that point.
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