Diego Simeone has hailed Joao Felix as an distinctive expertise and hopes the Portuguese will carry out nicely throughout his mortgage spell at Chelsea.
- Simeone is relying on Felix to succeed
- Joined Chelsea on mortgage
- Despatched off on Premier League debut
WHAT HAPPENED? Joao Felix did not have the best begin to life as a Chelsea participant as he was despatched off an hour after making his debut towards Fulham. He moved to Chelsea on mortgage from Atletico Madrid originally of January. Regardless of Felix’s poor begin, his former supervisor Diego Simeone has wished him luck and praised his “extraordinary capacity” as a participant.
WHAT THEY SAID: Chatting with reporters, the Atletico supervisor mentioned: “I am not going to enter element (about Joao Felix’s performances) with such a protracted clarification. I solely want him the very best, a boy with extraordinary footballing capacity. He is younger and clearly keen. Do your finest and present all of the soccer that is in him is. Hopefully he’ll achieve success wherever he’s.”
BIGGER PICTURE: The Blues misplaced 2-1 to Fulham on Felix’s debut and are presently tenth within the Premier League with 25 factors from 18 video games.
WHAT’S NEXT JOAO FELIX? The Atletico Madrid loanee will now serve a compulsory three-match ban and won’t return to motion till February 11 when the Blues face West Ham United.