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Joao Felix’s time in the Premier League got off to a bad start when he was sent off on his Premier League debut for Chelsea, who extended their miserable season with a 2-1 loss to Fulham.

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After the Blues paid Atletico Madrid a £9 million fee on Wednesday, Felix came at Stamford Bridge on a loan agreement that will last until the end of the current campaign.

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On Thursday night, Chelsea lost in the Premier League for the eighth time this year.

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Against his former team, ex-Blues attacker Willian opened the scoring in the first half. Kalidou Koulibaly equalized early in the second half, but Carlos Vinicius’s goal with 17 minutes left sealed the victory for the Cottagers.

Before Vinicius scored, Fulham put more distance between themselves and their dysfunctional neighbors when Felix, an Atletico Madrid loanee, caught Kenny Tete with a terrible high challenge and was given the boot.

After former Blues player Willian’s shot took a gracious deflection off Trevoh Chalobah in the opening period, the Blues lost.

Kalidou Koulibaly scored the equalizer for Graham Potter’s hapless team two minutes after the interval, but things were about to go south again for the under-fire English manager.

This season, the Blues have lost eight times in league action, so Potter’s most recent victory occurred the day after Boxing Day. Much like the Cottagers’ outstanding season, it can only get better.

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