Joao Felix cost Chelsea almost £4 million per goal in shocking return

The numbers have been crunched to determine how much Joao Felix cost for Chelsea and it’s an eye-watering amount.

Felix joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in January for £15 million and got off to the worst possible start.

He was sent off on his debut as he was shown a straight red card against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

While he showed glimpses of his ability after returning to action, his time in England ultimately proved to be a failure.

Felix, who scored four goals in 20 matches in all competitions for Chelsea, is said to have cost the club a total of £15 million for the second half of the season, working out at £6 million in wages and a loan fee of £9 million.

So, he cost Chelsea almost £4 million for every goal he scored and £750,000 for each of his 20 appearances this season.

The Portuguese forward only steered the Blues to four wins, which equates to £3.75 million per victory.

And he also cost the Premier League outfit a whopping £12,000 for every 60 seconds he spent on the pitch.

Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to allow the 23-year-old to return to Spain comes as no surprise considering his shocking goal return and what he cost this campaign.

Felix only started three matches under caretaker manager Frank Lampard, who touched on the challenge of fitting the player into his side.

“There’s no doubt he has huge talent,” he said.

“That is really visible in training daily in those moments showing what he can do around the box.

“I think probably for me coming in I need to find a clear structure and a clear off-the-ball idea for how we work, and that’s the challenge with Joao.

“I agree, and if you ask him also he’s not definite – he wants to play here but he can also play here – which can be a plus at times but when he’s not definitely a nine, I need what looks like nine, for me, for the way I want to play. Those are the things that Joao needs to show, whether it’s here or wherever his future is, I don’t know that.”

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