Christian Pulisic will dem Chelsea FC missing due to a knee injury and missing the Champions League duel with his former club Borussia Dortmund. The injury was not specified. US international Pulisic suffered it earlier this month in a 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the English Premier League. The round of 16 games in the premier class will take place on February 15 in Dortmund and on March 7 in London.
The London club have signed Portuguese international João Felix on loan in response to the current injury woes. The 23-year-old Atlético Madrid forward is set to remain at London’s Stamford Bridge until the end of the season. At the same time, he extended his contract with the Spaniards by a year until the summer of 2027 – in order to be able to ask for even more money in the summer. In the Premier League, Arsenal and Manchester United are said to have been interested in Felix.
According to information from the PA news agency, the club pays a loan fee of around ten million euros to Atlético for the Portuguese and also takes over Felix’s salary of almost six million euros for the period. The Blues are currently in trouble and sit tenth in the Premier League table.