Joao Felix’s attempt to score a double in Chelsea training sums up their problems this season

Joao Felix’s attempt to score a double in Chelsea training sums up their problems this season

Joao Felix’s attempt to score a double in Chelsea training sums up their problems this season

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

The 23-year-old will spend the rest of this season on loan at Stamford Bridge after the Blues paid Atletico Madrid £9.7m. Felix had fallen out with Atletico manager Diego Simeone, despite signing a one-year extension until 2027 with the club 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 at his best when bringing his teammates into the game.

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

Chelsea manager Graham Potter is hoping he can bring his fellow strikers more into the game, given their lack of penetration since joining in September.

In one clip, it appears Felix attempted to play a one-two with teammates. He didn’t get the ball back though, staring at the sky in frustration.

Fans reacted to the video, already worried about how their new signing will fit in before he’s even played a game.

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

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

Another said: “He was expecting a one-two in the first clip. We’re done.”

A third tweeted: “I mean I know it’s a short clip – but it already looks sloppy to everyone.”

While someone added: ‘Bro doesn’t know the club he joined, I saw this pass.’

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

He said he [Felix] can make the difference in the final third of the pitch. He is young but still has a lot of experience. He’s just a quality player who gives everyone a boost.

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

“We’ve known him for a while – things like that don’t happen quickly. Injuries have sharpened the concentration a bit. Still, it’s good to have him here, to have him training today. This is a positive for us.

“Then we will see for Thursday’s game. We are waiting for confirmation.

“He’s a good age, the quality is there. He’s a fantastic player. His quality is to play as a second striker, to play between the lines, to shake things up in the final third. So we’re looking forward to work with him.”

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