Mudryk and Felix Spotted Doing Passes While Chelsea Captain Azpilicueta Was Down

Mudryk and Felix Spotted Doing Passes While Chelsea Captain Azpilicueta Was Down

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:26 PM
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  • Chelsea suffered an embarrassing home loss to Southampton at the weekend
  • Captain Cesar Azpilicueta sustained a nasty head injury deep into the second half
  • Fans spotted what two stars were doing while the captain was getting attended to by medics

Chelsea continued their disastrous form against the bottom-of-the-table Southampton on Saturday. James Ward-Prowse's freekick was enough to win all maximum points for the saints, who kept their first clean sheet in 28 games and did the double over the Blues.

Aside from the goal, another highlight of the match was captain Cesar Azpilicueta suffering a kick to the face from Sekou Mara, which left him unconscious and needing medical attention for about 10 minutes of the second half.

The incident left players and fans in the stadium concerned about the welfare of Azpi, but it was not much of a concern for two of Chelsea's stars.

Joao Felix, Enzo Fernandez, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mateo Kovacic, Benoit Badiashile, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Mykhailo Mudryk.
Chelsea players surrounding unconscious Cesar Azpilicueta after he took a boot to the face. Photos by Craig Mercer/Justin Setterfield/Stephanie Meek.
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Mudryk and Felix caught exchanging passes

As spotted by Twitter user @pappyrichie24, Mykhailo Mudryk and João Felix were caught exchanging passes while their captain was receiving treatment.

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The video divided the fans. Many claimed they had done no wrong, while others claimed it was wrong to be unconcerned while a teammate was down fighting for his life.

Felix unsure of Chelsea's future

João Felix is on loan for the remainder of the season at Chelsea from Atletico Madrid after his relationship with head coach Diego Simeone broke down.

Simeone is contracted in Madrid till 2024, while the club demands over £100m for a permanent deal. It makes his future tricky, and the player admitted he is unsure of his future, as reported by Sports Brief.

Mudryk sends defiant message

Sports Brief earlier reported that Mykhailo Mudryk showed fighting spirit by sending a defiant message to Chelsea fans despite his poor start to life at the club.

The Ukrainian has played six games and is yet to find the back of the net, which is quite excusable because he is still rusty, having not played for Shakhtar Donetsk since October before his move to Chelsea.

He took to his Instagram and called himself a genuine Ukrainian. He said they are warriors and never give up. He assured Chelsea fans he may lose many battles but will win the war.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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