Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo: Fans Bully Chelsea’s £100M Stars Into Deactivating Social Accounts

Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo: Fans Bully Chelsea’s £100M Stars Into Deactivating Social Accounts

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 3, 2024 at 8:04 AM
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  • Chelsea suffered an embarrassing 4-1 defeat away at Liverpool
  • Some Chelsea players came under heavy criticism from fans
  • Two £100 million stars have reacted to the criticisms on X

Chelsea fans are not taking their players' performances lightly this season, particularly after their 4-1 loss to Liverpool, which dropped the team to 10th position.

The Blues were completely dominated and outplayed at Anfield, particularly the midfield getting run over and the defenders gifting goals to the opponent.

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Moises Caicedo receiving instructions from Mauricio Pochettino during Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Aston Villa. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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The team has performed below expectations and doesn't reflect a squad assembled with over £1 billion over the last three transfer windows but plays inconsistently.

Fans were displeased by the first two years of Todd Boehly and his American consortium’s ownership, which reduced the club to an expensive midtable club.

Enzo, Caicedo deactivate social accounts

As spotted by CFC Daily, midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo have deactivated their accounts on X, formerly Twitter, following criticisms and abuse from the fans.

Enzo, a £106.8mil signing from Benfica in January 2023 and Caicedo, a £115mil British record signing from Brighton in August 2023, are yet to deliver performances that justify their price tags consistently.

The deactivations came days after Enzo’s father, Raul Fernandez, admitted his son was frustrated by the situation at Chelsea, and he advised him not to read social media.

“Enzo is a bit frustrated because he was always a winner, and going through these moments is not easy. I tell him to stay calm, don’t read social media, keep training, and things will get better,” he told Esto MX.

Mauricio Pochettino's men will have a quick chance at redemption when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Wolves lost 4-3 to Manchester United in the midweek.

The team could end their season with silverware despite the challenges if they beat Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final later this month.

Pochettino explains Chelsea’s away form

Sports Brief reported on Mauricio explaining Chelsea's away form after watching his team get destroyed by Liverpool at Anfield.

The 53-year-old questioned his team's belief away from home, which appears to have been a hallmark of their outings away from their Stamford Bridge fans.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.