Enzo Fernández scored from a free kick for Chelsea in their 3-1 win vs. Aston Villa in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
It was a tough week for the Blues and especially for coach Mauricio Pochettino after they conceded eight goals in two matches. The first was a 1-4 loss vs. Liverpool and a 2-4 vs. Wolves.
There have even been strong rumors about Enzo Fernández’s agents trying to find a new club for the young Argentine. But today it was a massive performance by Chelsea that can at least bring some relief after complicated days.
Ten days ago, these two teams had tied 0-0 at Stamford Bridge. This Wednesday they played the rematch at Villa Park, which made Aston Villa the favorite team in the preview.
After Chelsea scored the first two goals within 22 minutes, Fernández had his opportunity from a free kick. He shot with precision and power to the left top corner of Emiliano Martínez’s goal. Dibu dived but could not reach the ball and Enzo made it 3-0 for his team.
Fernández celebrated by taking off his jersey, which made him receive a yellow card, showing it to the Chelsea fans and making an “I will stay here” gesture. He had done something similar at Benfica when there were rumors about his departure and he ended up leaving the Portuguese club some weeks later.
With this win, Chelsea advanced to the round of 16 of the FA Cup, where they will face Leeds United.
Enzo Fernández scores a free kick goal for Chelsea!pic.twitter.com/B79DCIK35K— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) February 7, 2024