Graham Potter argues that Joao Felix will not solve Chelsea’s problems by himself

Graham Potter argues that Joao Felix will not solve Chelsea's problems by himself.

Graham Potter, the head coach of Chelsea, has said that while being impressed by new addition Joao Felix, he cannot address the team’s scoring issues by himself.

The Blues are three points behind their west London rivals Fulham ahead of Thursday’s derby at Craven Cottage after a disappointing autumn and winter.

Joao Felix completed his loan move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, much to the delight of the club’s fans. However, Potter has cautioned that the entire squad must improve to break out of this rut.

When asked if Felix might cure Chelsea’s striker difficulties, Potter responded: “My opinion is that you must improve the team, not just one individual, to solve your problems. You must improve the team’s attack and create more opportunities. Then, whoever is playing there will be able to score, and we will be able to win.

“Due to his training and game experience, he is physically fit to play. Moving from one country to another is always a bit of an unknown, although the time it takes varies from player to player. I observe a player that is self-assured and able to assert himself on the field.

“He can handle the ball in tight spaces and pass it. I am looking forward to working with him since he is a welcome addition.”