Chelsea supporters are starting to see the best of the Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo midfield axis and the pair have been speaking about their desire to bring glory to Chelsea, the impact of Mauricio Pochettino’s management, and plenty more.

Enzo arrived in January this year, fresh from winning the World Cup. Caicedo followed him in August as our central midfield ranks were bolstered after the departures of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Two of the highest-rated young players in world football, Enzo and Caicedo have a history. They were opponents in the Under-20 Copa Libertadores final in 2020, Caicedo’s Independiente del Valle victorious on that occasion, but now share the blue of Chelsea.

And, as it turns out, Enzo is an important reason why. He takes up the story.

‘I called and told him that he had to accept and come because Chelsea is a great and ambitious club,' recalls Enzo.

'And I have to thank God for giving me the chance to play alongside him at Chelsea because we all know the great player he is, but he is also a fantastic person, so I'm thankful he chose Chelsea.’

‘It was a nice chat,’ continues Caicedo. ‘I mean, the fact that a world champion was phoning you, one of the best midfielders in the world…receiving that call was very nice and he convinced me to come here.

‘He said it was a great club, that there are many young players, there was a togetherness here. I have always enjoyed the bond in a team because I think that, if there is that bond, we can deal with any situation we may face: pressure, everything. So, that's what motivated me to come here.

‘Now, I'm enjoying playing alongside him, in training as well, in rondos. We are always together. So, I'm very happy and I'm trying to do things better every day, as Enzo said, to be a good example for everyone at the club.’

Pochettino is another who has come through the door in 2023, tasked with overseeing the regeneration of the Chelsea team. According to our midfield pair, the Argentinean head coach has already had a significant impact.

‘I'm thankful for Mauricio and the way he treats me and the group,’ says Enzo.

‘He takes care of the younger players, he always helps them on a daily basis. He is always watching out for us and we learn a lot from him because he has great experience, he has been in charge of many teams and has achieved great things at the other clubs he has coached. I'm very proud he is here helping us grow every day.’

‘It helps a lot he speaks Spanish,’ Moises adds.

‘You can understand the style of football he wants as a coach and that also helped me to decide to come to this club. There are other players here who speak my language, which helps me understand what everybody wants or expects.’

At Chelsea, Caicedo and Enzo know the expectation is silverware. It is in the club’s DNA. So when asked what they hope to achieve during their time in west London, the duo do not hesitate.

‘Winning a lot,’ replies Caicedo. ‘I want to win many trophies with this club, the Champions League, the Premier League.

‘I want to win every possible trophy there is and be part of the generation that will make history with this club because this is a very historic club, but there is a new generation. What we all want is to win many trophies with this club and be remembered forever.’

‘Yes, the same for me too,’ agrees Fernandez. ‘I won many trophies so young and in such a short time as a professional, but that's already in the past. I already forgot about it and we're now on a quest for more.

'I'm obviously here to keep winning trophies at club level, which is the most important thing, and I hope we'll win many titles at Chelsea.

‘We are going to be one of the best teams in the Premier League. I don't know when, not now, but I think that, through hard work, we will do it, we will achieve it.

‘As Enzo said,’ Caicedo concludes, ‘it will take time.

‘Those who don't believe in us will end up doing so because we are doing everything to take the club where it deserves to be, and where it used to be.’