Joao Felix’s attempt to make two appearances in Chelsea’s training sums up their problems this season

Joao Felix’s attempt to make two appearances in Chelsea’s training sums up their problems this season

Joao Felix’s attempt to make two appearances in Chelsea’s training sums up their problems this season

Footage of Joao Felix’s first training session at Chelsea has surfaced online and fans believe he will quickly realize how poorly they are doing.

The 23-year-old will spend the rest of the season on loan at Stamford Bridge after the Blues paid Atletico Madrid a whopping £9.7m. Felix fell out with Atletico manager Diego Simeone, although he signed a one-year extension with the club until 2027 before leaving.

Chelsea are currently 10th in the Premier League table and 10 points off the top four. Their problems in front of goal mean Raheem Sterling is their top scorer in all competitions with six goals.

The Portugal international is elegant with the ball at his feet and is best when he brings his teammates into the game.

Felix is ​​not a traditional goalscorer, having scored 34 goals in 131 appearances for Atlético.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter will hope to be able to bring more of his fellow strikers into the game given their lack of penetration since his arrival in September.

In one clip, it looks like Felix was trying to play one-two with his teammates. He didn’t take the ball back though, looking frustrated at the sky.

Fans reacted to the video, already worrying about how their new signing would fit in even before he played the match.

Felix during his last game as an Atletico Madrid player - a 1-0 loss to Barcelona.  (Image credit: Alamy)
Felix during his last game as an Atletico Madrid player – a 1-0 loss to Barcelona. (Image credit: Alamy)

One person said: “That one-two pass will never reach him. I’m not surprised”.

Another entry: “Expected 1-2 in the first clip. We’re done.”

A third tweeted: “I mean, I know it’s a short clip – but it doesn’t look like everyone anymore.”

While someone added: “Bro doesn’t know the club he joined, I saw that application.”

Felix is ​​eligible for Thursday’s clash with Fulham. Potter declined to confirm whether he would start the game at his pre-match press conference.

He said, “He [Felix] can make the difference in the last third of the pitch. He is young, but still has very good experience. He is simply a high-quality player who will lift everyone’s spirits.

Felix could play a role in Thursday's clash with Fulham.  (Image credit: Alamy)
Felix could play a role in Thursday’s clash with Fulham. (Image credit: Alamy)

“We’ve been aware of (him) for a while – things like this don’t happen quickly. Injuries sharpened the focus a bit. Still, it’s nice to bring him here to train today. positive for us.

“Then we will see the match on Thursday. We are waiting for confirmation.

“He’s of good age, he’s got quality. He is a fantastic player. His quality is to play as a second striker, to play between the lines, to make things happen in the last period. So we’re looking forward to working with him.”

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