Chelsea star 'makes decision' ahead of Aston Villa clash amid form struggles

The boat is rocking at Chelsea amid poor form leading into an FA Cup clash with Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Chelsea are enduring another rocky campaign despite huge investment during the summer. The Blues are now sat in the botttom half as they prepare to face Aston Villa in the FA Cup, and that's despite spending more than anyone across the last two years.

Mauricio Pochettino was appointed in the summer, with the Argentine hoping to do what Graham Potter couldn't in gelling a fractured squad that has been thrown together all too quickly. But the former Spurs boss has not managed it, at least not yet, and Chelsea head into their fourth round replay with Villa on the back of consecutive defeats, conceding eight goals between games against Liverpool and Wolves.

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One player Pochettino has struggled to get the best out of is Enzo Fernandez, a player the Blues signed for around £100million in the summer. The midfielder has made 28 appearances across all competitions this season, but he has not been able to show the form that got Chelsea's attention in the first place.

Now, according to Football Transfers, Fernandez is already willing to call time on his Stamford Bridge spell, and it's claimed his representative Uriel Perez is already speaking with other clubs about a possible summer move, and that's despite the Argentine being tied down to a contract until 2031, with Chelsea unlikely to be willing to lose a penny.

As for Pochettino's view, the Chelsea boss has said of the midfielder: "Caicedo had one season in Brighton and Enzo after three months in Europe, he was in Benfica before arriving to the Premier League. Arriving not in the best place to perform quick because they need to be part of the solution.

"They are not the cherry of the cake. When you arrive in a team that is in a building process and you're young with not too much experience, even if you have good quality and people can see the club paid big money and only for that you need to perform, it is not like this in football. Some people think in this way because they don't know about football."

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