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Joao Felix’s sending off costs Chelsea £2.1m

And it appeared Joao Felix For the first time with Graham Potter’s team in the west London derby on Thursday, the match ended with Fulham’s victory over Chelsea, who the Portuguese player joined on Wednesday, 2-1.

However, after an impressive start to the first half of the match, he ended up appearing in his first match for the club Blues In disastrous fashion, he was sent off for a reckless lunge on a defender Fulham Kenny Tete.

And it was ChelseaIn order to secure the talented forward, he has agreed to pay a loan fee of £9m for the short-term deal, while it will also cover Felix’s £6m salary during his time at Blues.

Thus, the total cost of Felix joining Chelsea temporarily amounts to 15 million pounds sterling, as he will play 21 matches in English Premier Leagueincluding Thursday’s defeat against Fulham, according to the London Telegraph newspaper.

That amount means Chelsea will pay £714,286, or $869,622, per game for Felix to be part of the Blues, who aim to recover from a disastrous start to the season that left them languishing in the middle of the league ladder.

Minutes after the start of the second half of the match, Felix was sent off as a result of his violent behavior against the opponent player, and this means that he will miss the matches. Premier League With Liverpool Fulham and West Ham.

In total, Felix’s absence from the three matches will cost his new club an amount of 2,142,858 pounds sterling, or 2,608,865 dollars.

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Despite his costly and costly mistake on the field, which left the Blues manager under pressure, he defended Graham Potter With about the Portuguese striker after the match, he said: “A striker’s intervention… I didn’t feel like it was emotional. It was a loss of control and it’s an act of playing football, and that could happen as a result of the pace of the Premier League. He didn’t mean to hurt anyone. He didn’t lose.” his nerves.”

He added: “These are learning moments. Joao is a young and good player, his qualities can be seen. There was no hate in the game at all, but I understand why it was a red card. His foot was a bit high and the referee has to make a decision.. It’s really frustrating.” .It’s another blow where the blows keep coming at the moment.”

He added that Felix was good in the match, so losing him in three rounds is really disappointing.

Defeat in front of his rival in the West London It left Chelsea in 10th place, 10 points behind the top four, knowing that they had played more than one game Manchester United which ranks fourth.


  • New Chelsea signing Joao Felix was sent off in their 2-1 defeat by Fulham.
  • He joined the club on Wednesday and Chelsea paid a £9m loan fee to sign him.
  • Chelsea also agreed to cover his £6m wages, meaning the deal would be worth £15m.
  • Felix’s loan fee and combined wages are expected to be £714,286 per game.
  • As a result, his three-match suspension is set to cost the club £2.1m.
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