Romeo Lavia now sends six word message to Moises Caicedo

Romeo Lavia now sends six word message to Moises Caicedo on Instagram after his Chelsea debut

Romeo Lavia has now sent a message to Moises Caicedo on Instagram after the Chelsea No.25 suffered a miserable debut.

The Ecuador international made his first appearance for Chelsea in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham, following a British record £115m move from Brighton.

So, what did Romeo Lavia send to Moises Caicedo after his nightmarish Chelsea debut? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, the 21-year-old was introduced by Mauricio Pochettino in the 61st minute at the London Stadium, just moments after Chelsea had gone 2-1 down following a strike from Michail Antonio.

Sadly, Caicedo only made things harder for the Blues as the South American fouled Emerson Palmieri inside the box, giving West Ham a penalty and the chance to make it 3-1, which Lucas Paqueta snatched gratefully.

For a player so young – and with such a heavy price tag weighing down on his shoulders – it was concerning to see Caicedo deliver such a calamitous debut, although he certainly has the support of his Chelsea teammates.

Lavia – who is yet to make his own Chelsea debut following a £58m move from Southampton – wrote “in this all together mi hermano” in response to the Ecuadorian’s Instagram post.

Enzo Fernandez also sent a heartwarming message to Caicedo, writing: “This is not how it starts, but how it ends. Let’s go all out brother. We will all work together.”

Reece James and Carney Chukwuemeka echoed the Argentina international’s sentiment, each posting the word “together” in the comments section.

Clearly, those at Chelsea will not let Caicedo suffer alone, which is great to see.

Chelsea must learn from Caicedo debut with Lavia

Caicedo endured a disrupted pre-season due to his desire to leave Brighton, which affected his match fitness.

The £115m man clearly looked rusty against West Ham, and in truth, Pochettino probably should not have brought him on – especially with Chelsea losing at the time of his introduction.

In our view, the Argentine needs to learn from that – and the resulting reaction to Caicedo’s debut – when it comes to Lavia’s first appearance.

Like Caicedo, the Belgian also didn’t experience a normal pre-season due to speculation over his future, and Chelsea need to ensure they do not put him in the spotlight too.

The attention on Caicedo after his debut – and also with his price tag taken into account – has been significant, and Chelsea have a duty of care when it comes to their many young talents, especially from a mental aspect.

Hopefully, Pochettino lets Lavia settle and allows him to gain match fitness before throwing him in at the deep end, especially as the Belgium international is just 19 – two years younger than Caicedo.