Enzo Fernandez, against Leeds United on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, enjoyed a whole new level of freedom. The Argentina National wasn't deployed as deep 6 against Leeds United as opposed to how Graham Potter has been using him in the past.
Enzo Fernandez produced 103 touches in the game. He recorded a passing accuracy of 85 percent and made 8 recoveries, just 5 behind Benoit Badiashile who made the highest ball recoveries in the game.
Enzo Fernandez also completed 10 long passes out of 12 he attempted against Leeds United. The 21-year-old was free for passing options and he was also pressing at the midfield during the game against Leeds United.
The World Cup Winner was able to thrive against Leeds United because of the presence of Mateo Kovavic beside him. Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been playing beside Enzo Fernandez, and the two Englishmen have been exposing him to threats.
The Midfield setup of Enzo Fernandez and Mateo Kovavic is arguably the best that Graham Potter has used since Enzo Fernandez's transfer to West London in January. One won't be exaggerating to say that Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Conor Gallagher were sabotaging Enzo Fernandez whenever they play with him.
Enzo Fernandez was able to thrive when Mateo Kovavic played beside him in the midfield. This means that the Argentina National will only get better when the best Defensive Midfielder in the World N'Golo Kante is playing with him.
In the meantime, Graham Potter should keep Mateo Kovavic beside Enzo Fernandez for their games, pending the arrival of N'Golo Kante to the team.
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