Chelsea told to ask for refund after £105m Enzo duffs penalty vs West Ham

Fans are telling Chelsea to ask for a refund for Enzo Fernandez after the £105million man saw his "terrible" penalty saved by West Ham keeper Alphonse Areola.

The Argentinian, who is yet to score a goal for the Blues since joining from Benfica for what was then a British transfer record back in January, stepped up to take a spot kick after Raheem Sterling was hauled to the ground by Tomas Soucek, but saw his effort all too easily patted away.

Fans ripped into Fernandez on social media, with many wondering how a player who cost all that money could be so bad at penalty kicks.

"Enzo Fernandez a £105m midfielder cannot score even a penalty," one Twitter user laughed. Another said: "Enzo Fernández, Chelsea's £105m signing misses a penalty. Chelsea should demand a refund."

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"Of all the players to take a penalty and they pick Enzo? I know it's a game of luck but there's a certain striker called Nico Jackson in that team," another commented, while a fourth added: "Enzo should never be allowed to take a penalty again after that."

Fernandez isn't exactly known for his penalty acumen, having missed a high-pressure for Argentina against the Netherlands in the World Cup quarter-final last year.

The miss was an ugly blot on an otherwise sensational start to the season for the 22-year-old, who was named man of the match in Chelsea's opening day draw with Liverpool last weekend.

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He resumed his role as Chelsea's metronome against West Ham, sitting alongside Conor Gallagher in central midfield with £115m signing Moises Caicedo on the bench.

West Ham initially took the lead after Nayef Aguerd headed home from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick after just seven minutes, but Mauricio Pochettino's team hit back 20 minutes later via Carney Chukwuemeka, who dribbled his way into the box before smashing the ball home from close-range.

Michail Antonio then put the Hammers back in front after the restart by powering home a fabulous drive from the edge of the box.

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