Graham Potter has admitted he faces immoderate ‘awkward’ conversations arsenic he looks to merge Chelsea’s £300million caller boys into his squad.
The deadline-day signing of Enzo Fernandez for £106million, a grounds woody for a British club, was nan culmination of an bonzer spending spree that saw 8 caller players get astatine Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are only allowed to registry a maximum of 3 caller players for nan knockout stages of nan Champions League erstwhile they registry their squad pinch Uefa and while he welcomed nan January influx, Potter besides admitted it will propulsion up a big of challenges.
‘If you walk money, nan outer sound goes up,’ said nan erstwhile Brighton boss. ‘Resources are 1 point but you request to align them, make nan correct decisions, create an environment.
‘It’s exciting, and a trial for maine and nan staff. We person a batch of bully players, we request patient title but location will beryllium vexation astatine times, that’s really it is. There will beryllium a fewer awkward questions and conversations because only 11 tin play and you tin only person a definite magnitude successful your match-day squad.
‘It’s astir being honest, unfastened and transparent, and respecting nan truth group want to play.’
Fernandez, 22, a personnel of Argentina’s World Cup-winning team, could make his debut erstwhile Chelsea – languishing successful tenth successful nan Premier League – big Fulham tonight.
Marco Silva’s broadside hit Chelsea 2-1 astatine Craven Cottage past period and are 3 places supra their big-spending rivals successful nan Premier League successful seventh place.
‘We’ve sewage to spell done nan paperwork and get nan clearance and each that. My Spanish isn’t awesome and his English isn’t great, but we’ll get there,’ said Potter of Fernandez. ‘He is an awesome young man and we’re looking guardant to moving pinch him.’
Potter besides insisted Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech has a Chelsea early aft a projected deadline time move to Paris Saint-Germain fell through. ‘He is simply a master and is committed to america and disposable for Fulham,’ he added.
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