Joao Felix became the first Chelsea player to be sent off on their Premier League debut for the Stamford Bridge outfit after he received a red card in the Blues’ 2-1 defeat to Fulham in the English top-flight.
Chelsea signed Joao Felix on loan from La Liga side Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window for the remainder of the season. The highly-rated Portuguese international made his debut for Chelsea when the Blues faced their London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage in a Premier League fixture.
Joao Felix made it to the Chelsea starting XI for the game against Fulham and was decent for Graham Potter’s team. However, his debut did not go to plan as he was sent off in the 58th minute of the match.
Felix received a red card for a dangerous tackle on Kenny Tete, which means Chelsea played the remainder of the game with 10 men.
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Joao Felix received a red card on his debut for Chelsea
Joao Felix has now set an unwanted record as the Portugal national football team attacker became the first Chelsea player to receive a red card on their Premier League debut.
Meanwhile, Chelsea slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Fulham in the game, with the latter scoring the winner after the former were reduced to 10 men.
Against Chelsea, Fulham took the lead in the 25th minute of the match with Willian scoring the goal against his former team. Chelsea, however, found the equalizer in the 47th minute as Kalidou Koulibaly bundled the ball in from close range.
However, Chelsea were dealt a heavy blow 11 minutes later when the referee brandished a red card to Joao Felix for his tackle on Kenny Tete.
Fulham then took the lead again in the 73rd minute of the match. Carlos Vinicius scored Fulham’s second goal of the match and it proved to be the game-winner.
The defeat to Fulham sees Chelsea continue to sit 10th in the Premier League points table with 25 points from 18 matches. The Blues already trail table-toppers Arsenal by 19 points and the Gunners have a game in hand over the Stamford Bridge outfit.
They are also 10 points behind Manchester United, who are fourth in the points table. Manchester United also have a game in hand over Chelsea.