"It was only a matter of time" - Mauricio Pochettino praises Chelsea duo after win against Aston Villa

Aston Villa v Chelsea - Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay
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On Wednesday, Chelsea FC secured a wonderful 3-1 victory over Aston Villa in the fourth round of the FA Cup. While every member of the Blues played to the best of their abilities, the performances by Enzo Fernandez and Conor Gallagher were noteworthy. This is mainly because of the poor form they had earlier in the season.

Before the January transfer window began, many believed Gallagher would be a player who would depart from the London-based team. However, the month of February has brought hope as the 24-year-old seems to have made a comeback. As per Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino, Gallgher and Fernandez's success was only a matter of time. He said:

"'It was only a matter of time. Enzo and Connor are really good players. They're always committed to the team and the club. They are so happy, they deserve to enjoy playing football. These two guys work so hard to try to perform - and I am so pleased with both of them." "

The performances by Enzo Fernandez and Conor Gallagher will be a breath of fresh air for Chelsea fans who are hoping to see the team do better in the Premier League. It will be interesting to see if these two players will be able to carry forward their performances in the upcoming games.

Chelsea FC will face Crystal Palace in their next challenge

After an away game at Villa Park, Chelsea FC will play yet another away game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. In their last two Premier League games, the Blues have faced consecutive defeats to Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Hence, it will be crucial for them to register a win in their upcoming game in the league.

Crystal Palace on the other hand is ranked at #14th in the league, which is three spots behind Chelsea. Given they lost their last away game against Brighton, Crystal Palace will be eager to utilize their home advantage and register an upset win over CFC.