Chelsea Vs Fulham Live Football Match Score 12/1/2023

Chelsea Vs Fulham Live Football Match Score 12/1/2023

Chelsea have beaten off Man Utd and Arsenal to the signing of Joao Felix; Portugal forward becomes Chelsea’s fourth January signing, after Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos; Atletico allowed Felix to leave due to his difficult relationship with Diego Simeone Chelsea have beaten off Man Utd and Arsenal to the signing of Joao Felix; Portugal forward becomes Chelsea’s fourth January signing, after Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos; Atletico allowed Felix to leave due to his difficult relationship with Diego Simeone Felix could be in contention to make his Chelsea debut at Fulham on Thursday night, but Blues boss Graham Potter said the club are awaiting confirmation of whether or not he can play in the west London derby. Potter added on Felix: “He’s a quality player. He can make a difference in the final third. He is young but has a lot of really good experience. He’s a quality player that brings everyone a lift.”

Asked whether the deal had been planned, Potter responded: “We’ve been aware of it for a while. The injuries have maybe sharpened the focus of the club. “It is nice to get him here and training today. We will see him for the game on Thursday. “From a physical perspective, he can go in. It’s always a little bit of an unknown period as he is going from one club to another, but that’s on a case-to-case basis. On the loan move to Chelsea, Felix told the club’s official website: “Chelsea is one of the great teams in the world and I hope to help the team reach their objectives, so I am very, very happy to be here and very excited to play at Stamford Bridge.”

Felix travelled to London on Tuesday to undergo a medical ahead of joining Chelsea for the rest of the season. The 23-year-old becomes Chelsea’s fourth signing of the month following the arrivals of Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos. Felix joined Atletico from Benfica in a €126m (£111m) deal from Benfica in 2019. The LaLiga side have been prepared to let Felix – who has five goals and three assists in all competitions this season – leave on loan in January because of his difficult relationship with manager Diego Simeone.

Atletico Madrid are in talks to sign Barcelona forward Memphis Depay as they look for a replacement for Joao Felix. Depay is out of contract in the summer. Atletico also looked into the possibility of signing Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, FIFA rules state a player can be registered with a maximum of three clubs in a season – but only play for two of them. Aubameyang has played for Barcelona and Chelsea. Barcelona are exploring the possibility of re-signing him if Depay makes the move to Atletico. In a seven-month spell at Barcelona last year, Aubameyang scored 13 goals in 18 starts in all competitions.

Under Graham Potter, Aubameyang has started four Premier League games. “It’s not a surprise because I don’t see Joao Felix playing here. It was a relationship that was completely broken [with Diego Simeone]. We knew that he was leaving, we didn’t even expect him to play again for Atletico Madrid after the World Cup – they had to do it, they had no option. “He’s not going to play under Simeone and he just renewed his contract at Atletico, so is Simeone leaving at the end of the season? That’s the question everybody is asking in Spain. “There are reports that the relationship between Simeone and the board and Atletico’s owners is getting more and more complicated. He’s a very complicated guy to deal with, very strong-minded.

“His military mentality and regime at Atletico Madrid was really good from the beginning with the low-level players, but dealing with superstars like Joao Felix, it’s another deal. “It’s weird that it’s only a loan, it is a very expensive loan – €11m is a lot of money for only for six months with no buy clause. What is happening with Atletico at the end of the season – that is the big question. “I think it works because for Atletico, it’s a very expensive salary that Chelsea is going to have to pay, and for Chelsea, they’re getting an outstanding player that wanted to leave, he’s motivated, he wants to show Simeone and to Atletico that he is worth the €127m that Atletico paid for him. So, it’s a ‘prove it’ deal for these six months.”

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