Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook praised Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez after playing directly against him on Sunday afternoon.
Bournemouth and Chelsea played out a 0-0 draw at the Vitality Stadium this weekend, with both teams wasteful with chances in front of goal.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side proved yet again they’re a long way short as an attacking unit. Unfortunately, several attackers for the visitors were wasteful around the penalty box.
It means that the Blues have just one win from their opening five Premier League matches.
Bournemouth midfielder Cook, who was awarded man of the match during Sky Sports’ coverage, did share something interesting in his post-match interview.
The 26-year-old Bournemouth star claimed he was tasked with marking Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez, which he felt he did quite effectively.
When asked about playing against Enzo Fernandez, Cook said (Sky Sports, as quoted by BBC Sport, 4:12pm, 17 September): “I felt I did good. I had quite a big job to mark him. He’s a top, top player and we all know that. It’s good.”
You could argue that Fernandez is the very heartbeat of this current Chelsea side, so it’s no surprise if opposition teams single him out.
The 22-year-old Argentine star showed glimpses against Bournemouth on the ball, but we’re not sure he dictated the play quite like his usual self.