Atletico Madrid captain Koke expects Joao Felix to return to the membership as soon as his mortgage expires at Chelsea. The Portuguese attacker is on mortgage on the Blues till the tip of the season.
Felix joined Graham Potter’s facet in January, with the Premier League membership paying Atletico €11 million to seal the deal. He had fallen down the pecking order beneath Diego Simeone on the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The Portuguese began simply seven of 14 league video games with Los Colchoneros earlier than heading to Stamford Bridge.
There was a sense that Chelsea will look to signal Felix completely in the summertime. He has loved a outstanding position with the Blues, scoring one aim in eight video games throughout competitions. Nevertheless, Koke has hinted that he expects his teammate to return to Atleti. He informed Mundo Deportivo when requested concerning the loanee and Matheus Cunha (joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on mortgage in January):
“They had been essential gamers throughout the staff. They made the choice to depart. Joao transferred and Cunha transferred. They’re selections of every one. Completely respectable. Joao is choosing up the rhythm of the video games, he’s gaining confidence for the approaching season to come back again right here. And to Cunha want him all the most effective.”
Felix‘s contract with Atleti will expire in 2027, he joined the Spanish giants from Benfica in 2019 for €127.2 million. He has scored 34 targets and supplied 18 assists in 131 video games on the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Portuguese is having fun with life at Chelsea and seemingly took a dig at Simeone with his comments about his mortgage transfer. He mentioned:
“I had been searching for a change of scene for some time, as a result of it was troublesome to get used to the way in which we performed. I left as a result of I had had sufficient of making an attempt and never succeeding. I needed to go away in January and I feel it has been an excellent factor for Atlético and for me.”
Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell says he has no dangerous blood with former facet Leicester Metropolis after scoring in opposition to them
Chilwell was on the scoresheet in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over 10-man Leicester on the King Energy on Saturday (March 11). The English full-back opened the scoring with a formidable volley within the eleventh minute. He celebrated by cupping his arms to his ears in the direction of Foxes supporters.
The left-back left Leicester in 2020 to affix the west London giants in a €50.2 million deal. He insists that there is no such thing as a dangerous blood between him and Brendan Rodgers’ facet. Chilwell informed Chelsea’s official web site:
“There’s no dangerous blood in any respect, I actually get pleasure from coming again right here and seeing the entire previous faces that I used to see on a regular basis daily.”
He added that he’ll at all times give his all for Potter’s facet when up in opposition to his former employers:
“However when it’s that 90 minutes on the pitch, in fact I’m going to offer the whole lot to win the sport for Chelsea, and fortunately at this time I contributed with a aim.”
Kai Havertz (45+6′) and Mateo Kovacic (78′) additionally netted for the guests. This got here after Patson Daka’s thirty ninth minute equalizer.