Felix will make a difference in front of goal, says Potter

Felix, 23, will be at Chelsea on loan until the end of the season as they try to fix their attacking issues

By Reuters

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Portuguese forward Joao Felix. — AFP
Portuguese forward Joao Felix. — AFP

Published: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9:19 PM

Chelsea manager Graham Potter said he expects new signing Joao Felix to make a difference in the attacking third after the youngster joined the London club on a loan deal from Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Felix, 23, will be at Chelsea on loan until the end of the season as they try to fix their attacking issues and move up the league standings, currently sitting 10th on 25 points from 17 games.


The Portugal forward's arrival at Stamford Bridge comes in the wake of injuries to Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

"He's a quality player, he will make a difference in the final third of the pitch and I'm looking forward to working with him," Potter told reporters ahead of Thursday's league trip to Fulham in which he hoped to have Felix available to select.


"He's young, but still has lots of good experience and it's given us all a bit of a lift. I've been aware of the potential deal for a while but the injuries we've had maybe sharpened our focus on it, but it's nice to get him here."

Potter said Aubameyang (lower back) is fit to return for the game, but attacking midfielder Christian Pulisic (knee) will be out for up to two months after getting injured during their 1-0 league loss to Manchester City last week.


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