During an Amazon Prime punditry session, Ally McCoist expressed unhappiness with Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez, claiming, “I’m a little disappointed in Fernandez and Caicedo for Chelsea in the middle of the park. There is a possibility that you are requesting a little bit more for your quarter-billion dollars.
The fact that Chelsea did not have Conor Gallagher available to play was a big setback for the club. The enthusiasm that Gallagher brought to the club and his ability to lead the press from the front were badly missed, and as a result, the team felt vulnerable in the middle of the pitch.
It was compared to Manchester United, which was in a similar circumstance but was able to exploit the gap more efficiently, slicing through Chelsea’s defense with better success. Comparisons were drawn between London and Manchester United.
The evaluation is in agreement with the view that the performance did not live up to the expectations that were established by the significant investments that were made in the players. The failure to achieve success in the middle of the field brought to light the difficulties that the squad was experiencing and prompted inquiries on the owners’ perspective on their investment.