Patrick Vieira left for the kitchen with a smile on his face after Chelsea loanee Joao Felix was despatched off on his debut, Ian Wright revealed.
- A lot of pleasure concerning the mortgage
- Issues turned bitter shortly
- Rivals appeared to get pleasure from it although
WHAT HAPPENED? Following his moderately costly £10m ($12m) mortgage transfer from Atletico Madrid, the Portugal worldwide needed to miss out on his debut as he was red-carded within the Blues’ 2-1 derby defeat to Fulham. Arsenal legends Wright and Vieira occurred to be watching the sport collectively and the present Crystal Palace supervisor appeared to see the humorous aspect of issues because the 23-year-old obtained his marching orders.
WHAT THEY SAID: Certainly, Wright stated to himself podcast: “Patrick and I watched the sport collectively. Clearly, we’re pondering how properly he’ll play his first recreation. When he received despatched off, Patrick actually received up and went to the kitchen. I might prefer to say, ‘Yeah.'” Patrick simply stood up, checked out me , smiled at me and went to the kitchen.
BIGGER PICTURE: Felix was closely linked with a transfer to Arsenal and consequently the 2 membership icons had been disillusioned that he joined Chelsea as an alternative. Until you are a Blues fan, it is actually fairly humorous that the ahead’s mortgage spell is now being reduce even shorter – with the ensuing three-match ban – when the £10m ($12.2m) payment was already below query. that he’ll solely be till the tip of the season.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR FELIX? Chelsea shall be with no mortgage for 3 Premier League video games. In opposition to Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Fulham – earlier than he returns to motion towards West Ham on February 11.