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Joao Felix delivers double Chelsea verdict on Enzo Fernandez & Graham Potter



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Chelsea’s January loan signing Joao Felix has delivered his verdict on head coach Graham Potter and British-record signing Enzo Fernandez.

The forward joined Potter‘s squad on loan until the end of the season earlier in January but has only featured once after getting dismissed on his debut.

Felix was impressive in the first 60 minutes of his Chelsea career, picking the ball up on the left to create chances and create shots for himself before being sent off for a high challenge.

Since he last played, Chelsea added to their squad with the quality of the likes of Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, Benoit Badiashile and club record signing Fernandez.

The 23-year-old has now opened up on his first weeks at Chelsea, discussing the meeting he had with head coach Potter as well as giving his verdict on the new signings, including Fernandez.

Speaking to Spanish outlet AS, Felix said: “It is a great club (Chelsea). The structures are very, very good, they have everything, a lot of people around the team so that everything is fine and that makes the difference. It is very well structured.”

He then continued to deliver his verdict on Potter, who he held a meeting with soon after arriving on loan.

“One of the first days he called me into his locker room,” Felix revealed. “We were talking about his game idea, the game idea he had thought of for me.

“He explained to me how the team plays, what they do. I really liked that he interacted with me. He shows that he is a very good person and a great coach.”

Chelsea did not stop at Felix as the Blues continued to spend to improve Potter’s squad, and this included the arrival of Fernandez from one of Felix’s former clubs, Benfica.

The Portugal star continued to deliver his verdict on the arrival of Fernandez, delivering a glowing review.

He said: “He is a very good boy. He has entered the group very well.

“He arrived two days before a game and already started playing. He has been very good. He is a very good player.”

The duo will be hoping to build a strong relationship on the pitch for the rest of Felix’s loan spell at Chelsea, with the Blues not holding an option to buy the 23-year-old at the end of the season.

Despite this, reports believe that a deal could still be struck with Atletico Madrid if Chelsea wish to keep Felix for longer than his current loan deal.