WATCH: Joao Felix scores his first ever Chelsea goal as Enzo Fernandez produces gorgeous assist
- Felix handed immediate start after suspension
- Scored first goal from delightful Enzo assist
- Emerson equalised for Hammers shortly after
WHAT HAPPENED? The Argentina star chipped in a sumptuous pass over the Hammers defence to find Felix in acres of space just yards out. The Portugal international appeared to have all the time in the world as he fired home a well-controlled volley past a helpless Lukasz Fabianski. The goal is Felix's first in Chelsea Blue, in what was only his second appearance for the club following his three-game suspension.
Joao Felix fires home his first Premier League goal! ⚽— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 11, 2023
The assist from Enzo Fernandez 😮💨 pic.twitter.com/kp3c3bBV5K
The Enzo Fernandez to Joao Felix connection. 😍— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) February 11, 2023
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THE BIGGER PICTURE: The link-up between the two will be a welcome sign to Chelsea fans, who are in need of improving their offensive impetus this campaign. Graham Potter's side were at fault at the other end of the pitch just 12 minutes later, though, with some weak defending allowing former Blue Emerson Palmieri to turn home from close range to make it 1-1 in an electric first half.
WHAT NEXT FOR CHELSEA? Felix will hope he can continue his fine form in front of goal when the Blues travel to Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League last-16 matchup on Wednesday.