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…
Source: Complete Sports