JOAO FELIX’S arrival at Chelsea could give Graham Potter several different options in attack.
The Blues need reinforcements after picking up just one win in their last nine games.
And they are closing in on the loan signing of Felix after reportedly agreeing to pay the £10million fee Atletico Madrid are demanding.
Felix has primarily played as a striker throughout his career, and Potter will hope he adds more goals to his side.
But the Portugal international is very flexible and can play across the forward line.
However, Felix prefers to operate as a No10 with a striker in front of him.
He said: “My best position is as the second forward.
“Playing like a No.10, with a guy in front of me.”
That means Felix could play just behind Kai Havertz or new signing David Fofana if he arrives at Stamford Bridge.
Felix excelled on the left flank for Portugal at the World Cup and he could even play there for Chelsea given the injuries to Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic.
Potter has experimented with different formations since taking charge, though limited options mean he has often played one striker – Havertz or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Both have struggled for goals of late and Felix could arrive to play alongside either forward in a 3-5-2 formation.
Alternatively, Felix could play as a No10 in a 4-3-3 system behind Havertz, Aubameyang or Fofana.