Tomorrow afternoon, the Blues will play in the Premier League against Wolverhampton Wanderers, their first Christmas Eve encounter in 28 years.
On Sunday, though, Enzo Fernandez won’t be eligible for selection.
The 22-year-old midfielder’s absence from Wolves is a major setback to the team, considering he has only missed one game this season in all competitions.
An update on Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino, the head coach of Chelsea, has now updated Fernandez’s fitness.
The Argentine celebrity will reportedly be absent on Christmas Eve due to a hernia issue.
Naturally, we hope that he quickly regains his health and is able to play during this hectic holiday season.
Enzo will not be playing against Wolverhampton, according to Pochettino, who made the announcement via Chelsea’s official website.
“As quickly as possible, we’ll see whether he can get involved again. He didn’t feel well [during the game], and we already know that it was a hernia.
“He will receive medical attention from the doctor, and he won’t cause any issues. He will join the gang as soon as feasible.
Against Wolves, Enzo Fernandez is unavailable.
Given that Fernandez is out tomorrow, we anticipate a double pivot in the middle.
It comes as no real surprise to learn that Fernandez has had health issues off the pitch, given his recent decline in form and the fact he had to leave the game early against Newcastle United.
This week, Steve Sidwell asserted on The Peter Crouch podcast that Fernandez does not appear to be a $100 million player at this point, but rather a player worth $30 million.
But we’re sure the central midfielder can get back to his best in the second part of the campaign.