After scoring his first Premier League goals against Brighton, Mauricio Pochettino reckons Enzo Fernandez has the confidence to start showing his best form for Chelsea.
The 22-year-old headed in his team’s opening goal after 17 minutes and added a second from the penalty spot after the break as the hosts triumphed despite the red card to Conor Gallagher in the 45th minute to win 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.
His importance in Chelsea’s midfield has grown, notably after the acquisition of Moises Caicedo in August, which has allowed him to play in more forward areas.
Pochettino, who also saw defender Levi Colwill score his first goal for the club, believes Fernandez’s first league goals will only help him grow.
“It’s important that different players can score,” said the manager. “It was Enzo’s first and second in the Premier League, it’s important to build confidence.
“Players sometimes need one season, six months, 10 months to start to show their real quality. Why would it be different at Chelsea?
“So happy that different players can score. It’s a good thing for the team.”
Chelsea will look to continue their form when they face Manchester United in midweek.