Exit before debut → 4.6 billion disintegration & absence on the 30th… Felix’s ‘Unlucky Day’
Joao Felix left a terrible first impression on his Chelsea debut.
Chelsea played an away match against Fulham in the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Craven Cottage in London, England on the 13th (Korean time). The result was a 1-2 loss. Chelsea fell into a slump with 1 draw and 2 losses in the league, including 3 consecutive defeats in the official match. League standings are 10th. The lead and the victory points were about 15 points widened.
Felix, who moved on loan to Chelsea on the 11th, started against Fulham. He came out as a two-top with Kai Havertz. He attempted 6 shots, 4 of which were shots on target. 슬롯사이트.There was no attack point, but it was enough to attract attention.
His most eye-catching scene came early in the second half. In the 13th minute of the second half when the score was 1-1, Felix tackled Fulham defender Kenny Tete. Felix’s right foot was properly stamped into Tete’s shin. Tete rolled over complaining of pain, and the referee sent off Felix directly. Chelsea conceded one more goal and lost 1-2.
Felix was handed a three match suspension. In his first match after his loan transfer, he received a heavy penalty. Chelsea will have to build a squad without Felix for upcoming fixtures against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Fulham. The match against West Ham (February 11), where Felix can return, will be held in 30 days. Felix’s name will be removed from Chelsea’s line-up for 30 days.
How much is the loss financially? Chelsea paid 9 million pounds (approximately 13.7 billion won) to Atletico Madrid while signing Felix on a half-year loan. Felix was contracted to pay £250,000 a week (approximately 380 million won).
British media ‘The Sun’ said, “Chelsea lost 3 million pounds (approximately 4.6 billion won) when Felix was sent off,” explaining how painful the three-game suspension of Felix was, considering rent and weekly wages. Even if it’s not, the loan student Felix was also lost while nine key players were missing due to injuries.
Chelsea manager Graham Porter said at a press conference, “Felix has been unavailable for three games. I’m really disappointed,” he sighed. “Felix’s tackle had no bad intentions. Nonetheless, he was ejected. I hope Felix learns a lot from this incident.”