Joao Felix is back in the Chelsea team to face Manchester United tomorrow, according to Frank Lampard.
In his pre-match press conference, he stated that the 23-year-old is the only player who can return from the treatment table before the encounter at Old Trafford.
Felix was originally on the bench for Sunday’s game against Manchester City, however, he was replaced during the warm-up.
It was the first time an injury had kept him out of a match, with his only other absences coming after a straight red card on his debut against Fulham.
However, he has been spotted back in training with the first team as his loan term in West London concludes.
Lampard has already announced that he will return to the team for the last game of the season.
Joao Felix has returned to Chelsea.
“We don’t have any returning players,” he remarked. Mason, Reece, and Chilly will not play. Joao has returned.”
It is uncertain whether the Portugal international will return to the club in any form next season. According to previous reports, many people at the club want him to stay.
As the Blues consider whom they want to bring in during the forthcoming transfer window, there may be efforts to sign him both permanently and on another loan.
A striker is high on the incoming manager’s priority list, and Felix’s performance since joining in January has not made him an appealing prospect to play in that position.
When Christopher Nkunku joins the team at the end of the season, they may face a similar problem.