JOAO FELIX has been named in Chelsea’s starting line-up against Fulham.

His signing was only confirmed yesterday but Graham Potter believes he is ready to make his Premier League debut.

Joao Felix arriving at Craven Cottage ahead of his Chelsea debut

2

Joao Felix arriving at Craven Cottage ahead of his Chelsea debut
Felix starts in attack alongside Kai Havertz and Mason Mount

2

Felix starts in attack alongside Kai Havertz and Mason MountCredit: Getty

Felix was granted a work permit earlier today and goes straight into the team in place of Hakim Ziyech.

He will start in attack alongside Kai Havertz and Mason Mount as Chelsea line-up in a 3-4-3 formation.

Felix often played as a striker for Atletico Madrid but he could fulfil a number of different roles at Stamford Bridge.

He featured at left wing for Portugal at the World Cup and he could start on the left against Fulham.

The 23-year-old prefers operating as a no.10 however, stating: “My best position is as the second forward.

“Playing like a No.10, with a guy in front of me.”

Dennis Zakaria and captain Cesar Azpilicueta also come into the side following the Blues’ 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last Sunday.

Chelsea have won once in their last nine games with Potter under increasing pressure in his job.

FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS

Fulham are on a four-match winning streak and could move six points clear of Chelsea with a victory.

The Blues will hope to end that run with help from Felix, who scored four goals in 14 LaLiga games for Atletico this season.



Source link