We have to wait a month to see Joao Felix again.
Chelsea lost 1-2 to Fulham in the 7th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Craven Cottage in London, England on the 13th at 5:00 am (Korean time). With this, Chelsea remained in 10th place with 7 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses (25 points).
Chelsea started with a 3-5-2 formation. Kai Havertz, Joao Felix, Louis Hall, Mateo Kovacic, Denis Zaccaria, Mason Mount, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Trevo Chalova and Kepa Arrizabalaga sortied.
What stands out is the selection of Felix. Felix was loaned to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the transfer window this winter. According to European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano, the rent is 11 million euros (about 14.8 billion won) and the total weekly wage is 6.75 million euros (about 9.1 billion won). Chelsea agreed to pay 100% of Felix’s wages. 안전놀이터
Felix took a lively move. He worked hard on offensive work such as bold shooting, rushing to the gate, and breaking through the side. In addition, it became the center of Chelsea’s attack, including 5 shots (4 effective), 1 key pass, and 2 successful dribbles.
But there was a tee in the jade. Felix was sent off in the 13th minute for a rough tackle. It was a fatal scene in a 1-1 situation. Chelsea eventually lost with Carlos Vinicius conceding the winning goal in the 28th minute of the second half.
Now we have to wait until mid-February to see Felix. Felix will not be able to play for 3 games as he was sent off. Chelsea face off against Crystal Palace (January 15), Liverpool (January 21) and Fulham (February 4) before meeting West Ham United on February 11th. Only then can the return match be played.
The British ‘Sports Bible’ said, “Felix has to wait 30 days to play for Chelsea. The next match will be against West Ham.”
Felix’s departure is very painful because it is Chelsea with a line injury in the attack. Currently on the injured list are Raheem Sterling, Armando Broja and Christian Pulisic. In the continuous emptiness, I faced another bad news.