Sat 20 April 2024 | 15:50

Fernandez's Dilemma: FA Cup Showdown and Surgical Decisions

Pochettino's Support, Chelsea's Hope, and the Weight of Hernia Woes

As the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City looms, Pochettino has emphasized that the decision regarding Enzo Fernandez's potential surgery rests solely with the player himself. Despite missing the recent 6-0 victory over Everton, Fernandez has been declared fit for the upcoming Wembley showdown.

Fernandez has been grappling with a hernia injury since earlier in the season, which seems to have impacted his performance on the pitch. Despite being a key figure for the Blues, the 23-year-old has acknowledged that he has yet to hit top form since his high-profile transfer last January.

Pochettino's stance on Fernandez's situation is clear: the player's well-being takes precedence over his on-field contributions. The coaching staff, drawing from their experience, will support Fernandez regardless of his decision regarding surgery. The Argentine manager stressed that they won't coerce him into any course of action, but rather offer guidance and support based on their assessment and expertise.

Looking ahead, Chelsea will rely on Fernandez's talent as they face the formidable challenge of Pep Guardiola's

Manchester City.

Despite City's dominance, Chelsea enters the match buoyed by their recent emphatic victory and an impressive unbeaten streak. The question remains: can Cole Palmer replicate his previous success against his former team?



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