'I expect more': Mauricio Pochettino fires warning to £115m Chelsea star ahead of Brighton game

Chelsea have lost just one of their last 13 games and are looking to secure European football.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says he’s delighted that Moises Caicedo is beginning to understand what it takes to play for Chelsea but warned he expected more in the remaining games and coming seasons. 

Chelsea beat Liverpool to the signing of Ecuadorian midfielder Caicedo in a region of £115million to form the foundation of a new midfielder that has also World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez. 

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But ironically Caicedo has only now started putting in his best performances when Fernandez is out injured and just four games to end what has been an incredibly challenging season for everyone at the club. 

Asked what he’s made of the recent form of the midfielder who is returning to Brighton for the first time since his move in the summer, the Chelsea boss said he expected more from the 22-year-old.

“I expect more from him even if he is doing well, I think next season I have no doubt he will be much better. Now he knows what it means to play for Chelsea, all of the pressure off.”

On the issue of a growing belief that the partnership between Caicedo and Fernandez has not worked, the Chelsea boss shut down that by saying there is no doubt they will be successful at the club. 

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He added: “Enzo is a fantastic player who can fit in any team in the world. He will become stronger with one year's worth of experience. He is going to be fantastic for Chelsea."

The game against Brighton tonight will be Pochettino’s 50th game since he took the Chelsea job last summer. In that period has reached the final of the League Cup, and the semi-final of the FA Cup and is on track to secure European football next season.

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