Moises Caicedo gets tackled by a ghost, it's £115 million well spent
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Chelsea's £115 million signing Moises Caicedo was handed his full Premier League debut on Friday night but didn't quite get off to the best start.
The Blues splashed out a British record fee to land their top target, with Brighton making a hefty profit on what they paid
Independiente del Valle back in 2021.
But the Ecuadorian got off to a dismal start last week when he gave away a penalty in a 3-1 defeat to West Ham, having come off the bench in the second half.
The fee means there's a huge spotlight on Caicedo at just 21 years of age and he ended up getting a good rinsing by fans against Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder had the ball under minimal pressure from the opposition before being tackled by a ghost. Caicedo fell to the floor in comical fashion, leading to Tahith Chong taking the ball off him and sending the Hatters on the attack.
The gaffe was not punished and Chelsea would take the lead courtesy of a stunning solo goal from Raheem Sterling, who looks to be back to his best after a difficult first campaign in west London.
Caicedo was involved one of the craziest transfer sagas in recent memory, with the player looking like he was heading to Liverpool after a fee was agreed.
A medical was even pencilled in but Caicedo told Jurgen Klopp he only had eyes for Chelsea and penned an eight-year deal.
The deal is an initial £100 million, with a further £15 million due if performance-related add-ons are met.
Liverpool's other defensive midfield target Romeo Lavia also snubbed a move to Anfield in favour of joining Chelsea but is not yet ready to play after his £53 million switch from Southampton.
Speaking in his press conference, Mauricio Pochettino said: "Lavia no [not ready to start].
"He needs a few weeks to be ready to be involved with the team. He is working to try and catch his team-mates.
"For Romeo we need to wait a few weeks, but Moises [Caicedo] is ready."