Enzo Fernandez and Valentina Cervantes of CHELSEA have announced the birth of their new baby son.
On Friday night, the Argentine World Cup winner announced on social media that his wife had safely given birth to a son, Benjamin.
4Enzo Fernandez has announced the arrival of his new baby boyCredit: Instagram4He shared cute baby snaps on Instagram on FridayCredit: Instagram4The midfielder and Valentina have been dating since 2019Credit: Instagram
That is the couple’s second child after they welcomed daughter Olivia into the world three years ago.
Sharing several cute snaps of him and his family with the baby, he wrote on instagram: “’Benjamin Fernandez, 26/10/23. I love you forever.”
However, it meant that the 22-year-old will be unavailable for Chelsea’s match against Brentford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
And it’s safe to say that Mauricio Pochettino overlooked him in the middle of the pitch.
Without their midfield talisman, the Blues struggled to convert their near-70 percent possession into chances, with only two attempts on target.
Ethan Pinnock and Bryan Mbeumo scored for Brentford, who went on to win 2-0.
Chelsea also lacked winger Mykhailo Mudryk, leaving Pochettino without two of the club’s most costly buys.
In their absence, the manager made three changes to the team that drew 2-2 with Arsenal at home last Saturday.
Malo Gusto was also left out of the starting lineup, with Nicolas Jackson, Axel Disasi, and Noni Madueke replacing him.
Even before the patter of small feet, Fernandez is thought to have been suffering from a muscle overload in the run-up to the game.
This is the first Premier League game he has not started since joining Chelsea.
He and Valentina began dating in 2019, and she followed him from River Plate, Argentina, to Portugal in 2022.
Their time at Benfica lasted just six months before Chelsea brought him and the rest of his family to London in January for £107 million, just weeks after he helped Argentina win the World Cup in Qatar.
4Enzo Fernandez missed Chelsea’s clash with Brentford on SaturdayCredit: Reuters