Felix’s Red Card Against Fulham To Cost Chelsea £2.1m
Portugal star forward Joao Felix’s red card against Fulham is set to cost Chelsea a huge £2.1million after he joined the Blues on Wednesday, Daily Mail reports.
Felix made his debut for Chelsea in the west London derby on Thursday, with Fulham running out 2-1 winners.
However, after initially impressing, his debut ended in catastrophic fashion as he was shown a straight red card for a reckless lunge on Cottagers defender Kenny Tete.
However, in order to secure the talented forward, Chelsea agreed to pay a loan fee of £9m for the short-term deal.
The Blues will also cover Felix’s wages during his spell in west London – estimated to be worth £6m.
This works out as a cost of £15m to the Blues over the remaining 21 Premier League games, including Thursday’s defeat to Fulham.
As a result, Chelsea will be paying £714,286 per game to have Felix as part of their squad as they aim to recover from a disastrous start to the season that has seen them languishing in mid table.
Felix’s dismissal for violent conduct means he will miss the Blues’ Premier League games with Liverpool, Fulham and West Ham.
In total, as part of the loan deal, this three-game suspension for Felix will cost the Premier League giants £2,142,858.
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