As a result of the frenzied nature of the discussions, the Argentine was required to undergo a medical examination in Lisbon late on Tuesday night in order to finalize his transfer to Stamford Bridge on the last day of the transfer window. This was done in order to meet the requirements for the transfer. At a whopping £106 million, the transfer fee set a new record in the Premier League.
Because Fernandez did not arrive in London until lunchtime on Wednesday, the other members of his new team were only able to include him in two of their training sessions.
Potter, however, did not let this deter him from putting his newest signing straight into the starting XI for the west London derby against Fulham on Friday night. The 22-year-old turned in a confident performance while playing in the match.
Only two other players had more touches on the ball than Fernandez did (96), and he was the player who made the most tackles in the game (a game-high six), in addition to continuously disrupting the play and providing his teammates with some excellent and precise forward passes. Fernandez had a match-high six tackles.
Potter was delighted with what he saw from the new player, particularly considering how little time he had spent on the practice field, and he is certain that the player will show to be worth the big money that was paid for him to be a part of the team.
When Potter was asked about his thoughts on the performance of the former Benfica midfielder in his first game for his new club, he responded by saying, “Really good given that he has not been in the nation for very long and he doesn’t know us and we don’t know him so well in terms of training daily.” This was Potter’s response to the question about the performance of the former Benfica midfielder in his first game for his new club.
She continued, “But I think you could see flashes of his quality, his personality is there, and he’ll get more and better the more we work with him.” “But I think you could see flashes of his quality, his personality is there,” she said. “However, I believe that you were able to get glimpses of his quality.”
In his post-match news conference, Potter responded to a question about whether or not Fernandez had a genuine taste of Premier League football in a competitive encounter by replying, “Yeah, it was.” The question had been whether or not Fernandez had played in a match for the Premier League. In my opinion, he did a fantastic job of keeping himself under control.
“It was a difficult game, but you could see his quality and what he would offer to the group,” the coach said afterward. “We’re excited to have him on board.”
I told him, “Since he hasn’t been with us for that long, it’s not easy for him or for us, but I think you’ll see how amazing he can be and how much he can effect the team – so I’m excited with him.” It is difficult for both of us due to the fact that he hasn’t been here with us for that long.