Fabrizio Romano's claim about Chelsea's plans may upset fans

The Pride of London explain why transfer guru Fabrizio Romano's claim about Chelsea's plans might well upset suffering Blues fans. Meanwhile, CFC midfielder Moises Caicedo reveals the reasoning behind snubbing Liverpool for a move to west London.

Chelsea FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

While Romano and others expect Chelsea transfer activity in the New Year, he also confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino is safe at present. Let's take a look at what the journalist said of short-term Blues goals:

"Many Chelsea fans will be disappointed after two bad results in the space of a few days, with defeats away to Manchester United and Everton. That’s now just one win in the last five games in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino's side, and of course that kind of form is not good enough and needs to improve

Still, there is nothing is specific as of now in terms of targets for Pochettino – the general concept is that this long-term project is still being protected and backed by Chelsea. I’m not aware of any specific pressure to finish in a certain position in the table this year or anything like that.

Of course they need to change this situation, it’s obvious; but Chelsea insist on their position with the manager, supporting him and trusting his ideas for the long term."


Moises Caicedo on why he rejected Liverpool and Anfield for Chelsea and Stamford Bridge

Caicedo hasn't got going properly yet for Chelsea. Let's be honest, here. However, when the Ecuador international is firing on all cylinders, allowing Enzo Fernandez free rein, the pair could become a legendary Premier League partnership. They could. Although, nothing is certain in football; it will take an extreme amount of hard work and dedication from the players in question, along with astute management, tactics and acquisitions. Only a partial core is currently in place at CFC; including the right manager, in my view.

Obviously the media speculated that Caicedo had the chance to sign for Liverpool in the summer, alongside the Blues. In fact, this suggestion has pretty much been inadvertently verified by Reds head coach Jurgen Klopp. Klopp appeared to take a kind of subtle dig at Chelsea Football Club, the former Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder and one-time LFC target Romeo Lavia, who also selected CFC over their Merseyside foe.

Of the decision to go to Chels', Caicedo divulged that the £115 million move to the Bridge was 'impossible' to decline. He added that the English capital club were 'supporting' him through the momentous process. Liverpool, the 22-year-old says, came in 'late' for him. But he had to go with Pochettino's side because that's the team he wished to play for.