When can Joao Felix make his Chelsea debut?

The Blues will pay Atletico a £9m loan fee and cover Joao Felix’s wages in full while he is in west London. (Chelsea FC)
The Blues will pay Atletico a £9m loan fee and cover Joao Felix’s wages in full while he is in west London. (Chelsea FC)

Chelsea have confirmed the loan signing of Joao Felix as their fourth January arrival, and fans may not have to wait long for his debut.

The Blues are understood to be paying around £10million to take the striker off Atletico Madrid's hands for six months, along with paying his full wages to take the total outlay just shy of £16m.

It's a transfer of necessity for a player Atletico made available ahead of the window and for a club in need of more firepower up front as the likes of Kai Havertz, Raheem Sterling and the woeful Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continue to misfire.

Chelsea are next in action against Fulham in Thursday's London derby and Felix will be eligible to play should the club register him before midday on Wednesday.

Felix’s signing was officially confirmed by the club at that time, suggesting the player has been registered in time to play tomorrow.