CHELSEA have added forgotten man Kenedy to their Champions League squad.
The Brazilian winger takes Lewis Baker’s spot following the Englishman’s free transfer to Stoke after 17 years with the Blues.
That was the one change to the defending champions’ official Uefa record as they put together for the knockout levels.
Chelsea face Lille within the Champions League final 16 with the primary leg at Stamford Bridge on February 22.
And that would see Kenedy make his first look for the membership since January 17, 2018 – virtually 1,500 days in the past.
The Blues recalled Kenedy from his loan spell at Flamengo last month due to a collection of accidents inside Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
He was an unused sub in Saturday’s FA Cup win over Plymouth however with Ben Chilwell and Reece James still out, his versatility might see him used as emergency wing-back cowl.
Kenedy, who turns 26 at this time, admitted his shock on the sudden telephone name telling him to pack his baggage and catch a flight again to London.
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Talking on the airport final month, he stated: “I used to be taken unexpectedly. I came upon yesterday evening round 11 pm. Every little thing was very quick.
“Chelsea had a contract with Flamengo. They requested me to current myself and I’m presenting myself.
“It was Flamengo that informed me. I’m simply fulfilling the contract.”
Kenedy arrived at Stamford Bridge manner again in 2015 however has simply 15 Premier League appearances for the membership, the final in 2016, and one objective.
He was shipped out for mortgage spells at Watford, Newcastle, Getafe, Granada and Flamengo however did signal a brand new contract till 2023 final summer time.
Chelsea had been forced to apologise to Chinese supporters after the Brazilian winger’s 2017 social media posts caused ‘great offence and harm the sentiments of the individuals of China’.
Kenedy was despatched dwelling from a pre-season tour after he posted Portuguese phrases which translated to ‘F*** China’ on Snapchat.
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The German stated: “Completely a clear slate.”Sure, I can not agree extra. And I feel he is aware of it.
“That is life typically, and he will get a second and third likelihood now to be right here.
“And that is what it’s about, it’s not concerning the previous, it’s about what occurs now.”
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