• Chelsea Managed To Sign Enzo Fernández From Benfica On Deadline Day, But They Managed To Unbalance The Midfield That The Argentine International Would Have Complemented

Chelsea completed a deal to sign Enzo Fernández from Benfica for a record-breaking £106.8 million late on deadline day. Earlier in the day, Chelsea also sanctioned the sale of Jorginho to Arsenal for £12 million. Selling Jorginho, who had 6 months left on his Chelsea contract, was a sensible business for The Blues, but they failed to look at the core of the team this season, as Jorginho represented a lot more than just a “regista” in the midfield.

One In, One Out - Chelsea Transfer Deadline Day Mistake?


First, Chelsea’s new signing Enzo Fernández will need time to settle to the Premier League. The understandable excitement surrounding his arrival will not guarantee anything on the pitch of play, he could use a guide or someone with a better understanding of the League to help him understand what it takes to perform on the pitch in the Premier League, and the Ideal candidate would have been Jorginho. The Italian had his weaknesses, but he was a strong leader on the pitch, always visibly directing the play, Enzo Fernández could have used a top helper like that.

One In, One Out - Chelsea Transfer Deadline Day Mistake?

Jorginho has also been Chelsea’s fittest central midfielder for the past 3 years.With N’golo Kante and Kovacic missing many games for Chelsea, Jorginho has been dependable. Jorginho also has the experience and the character to be the right guide for Chelsea’s new youngsters as the assistant captain of the club.

There is also the case of the depth of the current Chelsea side with Jorginho gone, Kante injured and Kovacic possibly out of the next few games.

One In, One Out - Chelsea Transfer Deadline Day Mistake?

Getting 12 million for Jorginho was wise, because they could have lost him for nothing in the summer, but his departure creates an immediate imbalance in central midfield for Chelsea.

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