Enzo Fernandez might be one of the few bright sparks in a dire start to the season for Chelsea, but even he had a nightmare against Bournemouth.
Despite spending £400million and again breaking the British transfer record, the Blues have so far had their second-worst start to a Premier League season.
Chelsea had another day to forgetGetty
Silva and Fernandez were the subjects of two flashpointsGetty
Losing to Nottingham Forest ahead of the international break, things weren’t much better after it with a lifeless 0-0 draw away on the south coast.
Midfield specialist and £106.8m Fernandez again did everything but score in the match, but it was his actions once his shift was over that drew some criticism.
Substituted in the 81st minute for Ian Maatsen, the Argentine took his time to walk off of the pitch despite Chelsea desperately needing a goal.
According to in-game reports from the ground, football.london claim the captain for the day, Conor Gallagher vented at his midfield partner to hurry up ‘in a very loud manner’.
They also state that fans in the away end ‘vented their frustration’ at Fernandez, and that wasn’t the only heated moment on a difficult afternoon.
Thiago Silva also berated his teammates according to football.london for an incident in the first half.
With a quick free kick played to the defender by Robert Sanchez, Silva looked up and had no options available.
Levi Colwill, Mykhailo Mudryk and Enzo Fernandez were too high up the pitch to give the Brazilian any option, and he let them know, shouting at his teammates to get their acts together.