Chelsea record signing Moises Caicedo warned to ‘prepare much better’ after nightmare debut
Chelsea record signing Moises Caicedo has been advised to “prepare much better” for games at a “big club” after his disastrous debut.
Caicedo had a shaky, mistake-filled display against West Ham in his first start since his British record transfer from Brighton over the weekend.
Even worse, he gave up a late penalty that Lucas Paqueta converted, and at the end of the game, he was seen on his knees, visibly upset by his performance. Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly says that he must now perform better now that he has moved on to a “big club” after leaving Brighton.
Desailly told Sky Sports: “You don’t need to talk about it. We better start to put the mindset into the system , you need to adjust your implication. You are in a big club now! And in a big club you need to prepare yourself much better for each game. Now you digest the idea of £100m and you are now back home you need to be committed.”
Although Mauricio Pochettino stated after the game that his new signing “did well” in his debut, it is clear that his lack of preseason preparation had an impact on his performance. The Blues’ next game is against Luton on Friday.
Given that Chelsea will play AFC Wimbledon five days after the Luton game at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup second round, it will be interesting to see if Caicedo is given the start.