When will Joao Felix make his Chelsea debut and can he play in the Champions League? | The Sun

CHELSEA completed the loan signing of Joao Felix in the January transfer window and fans will be excited to see their new man in action.

The Portugal star left Atletico Madrid until the end of the season, with a loan deal confirmed.

However, it is unclear as to where his long-term future lies as Chelsea have no option to purchase at the end of the loan deal.

Despite this, the 23-year-old will be keen to impress at Stamford Bridge and SunSport have all the information ahead of his debut.

When will Joao Felix make his Chelsea debut?

Felix signed for Chelsea on Wednesday and the Blues were looking to register him in time to face Fulham.

Graham Potter's side take on Marco Silva's Fulham at Craven Cottage on Thursday, with Felix having the potential to make his debut then.

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Speaking after Felix's signing, as quoted by Chelsea news outlet Absolute Chelsea, Potter discussed the potential date of his debut.

“It was nice to get him training today,” the head coach revealed, “but we are still waiting on confirmation (of registration) for him to play (against Fulham).”

If the Blues registered him in time, by midday on Wednesday, he will be available to play against Fulham.

If not, he will be in line for his debut against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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Can Joao Felix play in the Champions League?

Felix joins Chelsea having already made five appearances in the Champions League this season.

His Atletico Madrid side went crashing out of the competition, but he now joins Chelsea who face Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16.

Felix IS available for Potter in a major boost to his side due to a change in UEFA rules in recent years.

The rule, which was changed in 2018/19, state that the Blues can register a maximum of three new players during the January transfer window, and Felix is likely to be one of these.

Chelsea have until February 2nd to submit their final squad for the tie against Borussia Dortmund.

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