Joao Felix’s ‘angry’ response after Ben Chilwell nutmeg during Chelsea training
Joao Felix was caught in Chelsea training by the cameras after getting nutmegged by Ben Chilwell at Cobham.
The 23-year-old is preparing to be available to face West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at the London Stadium after serving his three-game ban.
Felix was sent off against Fulham last month less than 48 hours after putting pen to paper on a loan move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid until the end of the season.
Graham Potter will have the Portugal international for the London derby this weekend and all the squad were put through their paces at their Cobham training ground during the week in the build up to the game.
Cobham has started to get busier and busier following the eight January arrivals and the return of several, including Reece James and Chilwell, players from injury.
During Thursday’s session, Felix was involved in a keep ball exercise with the likes of Thiago Silva, Marc Cucurella and Chilwell, as captured by Chelsea.
Felix was in the middle and was nutmegged by the England international, who immediately asked ‘where’s the camera?’ before pointing it out to Felix.
The forward’s instant response was: “No camera, no, no, no!”
Felix then took to Instagram after Chelsea posted the footage and responded with two angry emojis!
Felix is likely to be selected from the start to face the Hammers, while Mykhailo Mudryk will be itching to last longer than 45 minutes after illness last week forced him off at half-time against Fulham.
Chelsea are currently ten points off the Champions League places and Potter remains confident his side have what it takes to close the gap despite their poor form in the first part of the season.
“I’m confident with the potential that we have, with the ability that is in the group,” responded Potter last Friday over their top four hopes. “What we need to do now is gel the team. That’s the challenge.
“There’s a lot of football to play but at the same time I don’t want to waste too much time worrying about what we’re going to do in four months’ time, I want to focus on the next day, the next training session and the next game.”