Graham Potter will be hoping that Chelsea’s season will be saved by the recently signed Atletico Madrid loanee.
Chelsea Online News:
For Chelsea F.C.’s season to be salvaged and to strengthen Graham Potter‘s struggling assault, Joao Felix has been brought in on loan.
The 23-year-old has signed a contract to stay at Stamford Bridge through the end of the current campaign for £8 million, plus his weekly salary of £270,000.
Although Chelsea’s manager has stated that Felix “can go in from a physical perspective,” Potter will be hoping that Felix can swiftly adapt to English game.
Joao Felix can produce both goals and assists while wearing the No. 11 jersey, as Chelsea’s non-penalty anticipated goals are the sixth lowest in the Premier League.
Due to the injuries to Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic, as well as the fact that Blues are not creating enough chances, this statistic indicates that Felix must be used as soon as possible.
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Felix will be required to adapt to a number of formations and positions because Potter is not committed to any one system.
Felix primarily plays for Portugal and Atletico Madrid at one of three positions. Due to his right-footedness, he can play as an inverted left winger, a striker, or even a No. 10.
To increase chance creation in a 4-2-3-1 system, Chelsea might play him in his preferred No. 10 position. Then, he would replace Mason Mount or Kai Havertz in the middle attacking role.
Felix would be a left winger in the Chelsea-favored 4-3-3 formation. He may play on the left wing, as the No. 10 or as the centre striker when Chelsea uses a back three.
Felix would want to partner with a striker that may spark a comeback for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has only scored three goals in 15 games for Chelsea.