Romano explains Chelsea plan for Cesare Casadei after Leicester City loan recall

Cesare Casadei, who scored three goals on his loan at Leicester City, is back at Chelsea.

Cesare Casadei, who has the potential to be one of Chelsea’s most promising midfielders, was brought back to the team by Fabrizio Romano. He will now begin training at the club and may play in Chelsea’s upcoming Carabao Cup semi-final match against Middlesbrough. However, Casadei’s return to the team may result in him playing fewer minutes as a backup midfielder.

The season-long loanee to the Championship team, the Italian midfielder has scored three goals for Leicester in 22 games played. He has been used as a replacement for the most of the games, and when he came off the bench, he had an immediate effect.

Since Chelsea chose to recall Cesare Casadei, he will begin training under Mauricio Pochettino today.

Recognise that the team feels Casadei has enormous potential and can provide the team with instant


— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 20, 2024

Romeo Lavia and Lesley Ugochukwu’s injuries have left the Blues lacking in midfielders, though Carney Chukwuemeka has just returned from a lengthy absence. Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, and Conor Gallagher have all been often used by Pochettino.

Gallagher’s future is uncertain, though, as the team hopes to sell him in January or the summer of the following year in order to raise some money. Lack of depth in the midfield may have been the driving force behind the Blues’ decision to bring back Casadei, who has impressed Mauricio Pochettino during his first half at Leicester.

Just like he helped Gallagher’s game flourish under his tutelage, the Argentine will be prepared to assist Casadei in developing. Casadei is exceptionally talented, quick to learn things up, and by the next season, should have enough Premier League experience.

Being a flexible player, Casadei can play as 6, 2, 6, 8, and 10. We showed that he is capable of playing as a striker when he won Player of the Tournament and finished as the U20 FIFA World Cup’s top scorer.

The fact that he will play less games at the club is the sole drawback. Hopefully, Pochettino will control his playing time and get him ready for the upcoming campaign. He was starting to settle into a groove at Leicester, and when he gets the chance to play for the team in the second half of the season, hopefully, the amount of experience he has gained will be put to the test.

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