Why Enzo Fernandez is out of Wolves game as Chelsea fans protest EPL HQ

The Pride of London explain why Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez is out of the upcoming game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, along with reporting on Blues fans' protest at Premier League and Sky Sports headquarters

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea FC - Premier League
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While Fernandez's influence at CFC is not what it was in the World Cup triumph with Argentina, his absence could negatively impact the Blues. Due to an injury highlighted versus Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal, he will miss the Wolves clash. According to Mauricio Pochettino, the 22-year-old has a hernia issue.

Meanwhile multiple Chels' players have returned to full training. The group is comprised of: Noni Madueke, Lesley Ugochukwu and Romeo Lavia.

Chelsea faithful protesting Premier League and Sky Sports over festive fixture timing

We all enjoy the jam-packed Christmas schedule. But for supporters traveling up and down the county for home and away games, the period can be a real problem. If the matches aren't arranged carefully, it can be a disturbance to planning for the most loyal of EPL teams' fan bases.

This is the case for Wolves and Chelsea spectators with their imminent match scheduled for Christmas Eve when many people are going to see relatives. Sometimes folks actually plan to go abroad. So making events in and around that time is awkward to say the least. There are also presents to buy and wrap, and all sorts to be done.

In addition, The Chelsea Supporters Trust is rightfully displeased with the decision from English top-flight bosses. There is a lack of rail seats available, too; not to mention other aspects like taxi fares being higher on Sunday and holidays. EPL have announced that the 24/25 campaign will not have Christmas Eve encounters. But that doesn't help CFC devotees right now, this year.

"The Chelsea Supporters' Trust claiming the Premier League have made a “mockery” of CEO Richard Masters' vow to “ensure the voices of supporters are not only heard in the stands but also when it comes to having a say on key issues relating to their clubs”.

Now members of the CST have vented their anger outside the London offices of both the Premier League and Sky Sports.

They were spotted holding a banner that read: “Christmas Eve Football Can Get Stuffed!”

A statement from the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust said: “We have held this demonstration to remind the Premier League and its broadcasters that without match-going supporters, football is nothing - Christmas Eve Football Can Get Stuffed!"