BBC pundit Garth Crooks has claimed that Joao Felix is improving every week he’s at Chelsea.

The Portugal international scored his first goal at Stamford Bridge at the weekend against Everton in the 2-2 draw with Everton.

A great left-footed strike brought exactly what he deserved from his performance, with him looking extremely bright in the first half in particular despite the goalless scoreline.

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Strong displays have been a fixture of Felix’s time in West London, however his goal output had become a slight frustration.

Until the weekend, he was only on one goal despite having a number of good chances, notably in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund.

Crooks praises Felix

Crooks has praised his performance though, saying he is continuing to show more and more each week for Chelsea.

He said: “This lad looks like he might provide Chelsea with the goals Chelsea need but also the class required in and around the opposition’s penalty area. The Blues have done well to get this player on loan from Atletico Madrid. He cost the Spanish outfit a ferocious £126m and arrived at Stamford Bridge only having fallen out with Diego Simeone, who is capable of having an argument with himself in a room on his own.

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“Felix helped Benfica win the league in his first and only season with them and was awarded Primeira Liga’s best young player of the year. His performance against a spirited Everton side was typical of a player growing in stature with every game.”

Despite the draw in the Premier League stunting their revival slightly, all eyes will be on what impact he can have when the Blues face Real Madrid, rivals of Felix’s parent club Atletico Madrid.

He is almost certain to start both legs based on current form, and a huge set of performances could see the club convinced to spend the money to sign him permanently.

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