Chelsea head coach Graham Potter has admitted that while he has been impressed by what he’s seen from new signing Joao Felix, he alone will not solve the team’s scoring problems.
The Blues have slid down the Premier League table following a dismal autumn and winter run, sitting three points behind west London neighbours Fulham head into Thursday’s derby at Craven Cottage.
Felix completed his loan move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid on Wednesday to much excitement from fans, but Potter has warned the whole team needs to step up in order to move on from this sticky spell.
Asked if Felix could be the answer to Chelsea’s striker woes, Potter replied: “My thoughts are that you have to fix the team and it’s not just one person to solve your problems. You have to fix the team, attack better, create more chances. Then whoever is playing there can score and we can win.
“He’s been training and had game time, so from a physical perspective he can go in. It’s always a bit of an unknown going from one country to another but how long that takes goes from player to player. I see a confident player and one that can impose himself on the game.
“He can take the ball, take it in tight spaces, make passes. He is a nice addition and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”
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