‘Bring him back’: Some Chelsea fans left stunned after 24-year-old loanee's screamer last night

Chelsea fans were left in awe when they saw the incredible goal that Kenedy scored last night whilst on loan at Granada. 

The Brazilian left two Villareal bodies in his wake as he drifted inside before unleashing a stunning strike off his left foot that thundered past the helpless ‘keeper.

Kenedy has had a very productive spell with the La Liga side since singing from Chelsea last September on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old has made 24 appearances and scored four goals, including the missile he netted against Villarreal on Wednesday evening.

It certainly grabbed the attention of some Chelsea supporters who could do nothing else but admired the effort.

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The Blues bought him for an undisclosed fee in 2015 as a fresh-faced youngster from Fluminense. Kenedy played 20 times in his maiden campaign but was subsequently frozen out the following year.

This led to a very brief spell at Watford and then a temporary move to Newcastle United, where he played under former Chelsea manager Rafa Benítez.

He became a hit on Tyneside, so much so they re-signed him on extended loan for 2018/19. Kenedy then set sail for Spain with Getafe and eventually Granada where he resides now.

Chelsea could re-call him after his contract with Granada runs out in the summer, an idea that was welcomed by those on social media.

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Able to play left back or on the wings, Kenedy’s versatility has helped him throughout his career. This may intrigue Frank Lampard or whoever is in charge of Chelsea as the club currently only have two senior left-backs.

Ben Chilwell was brought in to be first choice, with Emerson as back-up. However a report from Mike McGrath of the Telegraph suggested that Napoli were interested in a short-term deal for the Italian as his future remains uncertain.

Kenedy could well be an option as a replacement if Emerson does decide to depart.

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On purely that goal alone, I’d take Kenedy back in a heartbeat! It’s not the first time he’s rippled the back of the net from range, so he’s clearly been practicing in training.

Unfortunately, we cannot base everything upon one media clip, though (although life would be a lot easier if we could).

Yet, if Emerson does leave, then Chelsea potentially have a ready-made, exciting full-back on their doorstep.

Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.