Kenedy ‘surprised’ by sudden Chelsea recall from Flamengo loan as he travels back to Cobham after saying goodbye

CHELSEA flop Kenedy admits he was surprised at being recalled from his Flamengo loan deal.

Chelsea summoned the 25-year-old back to Stamford Bridge yesterday after being hit by injuries in defence.

Kenedy admits he was surprised to be called back by Chelsea from his Flamengo loan


Kenedy admits he was surprised to be called back by Chelsea from his Flamengo loanCredit: Getty

Ben Chilwell and Reece James are both long-term casualties.

And Thomas Tuchel has so far failed to get Emerson Palmieri back from Lyon.

Kenedy, who signed a new deal last summer, could now get a go at wing-back in Chelseas five-defender system.

But the versatile Brazilian admits Tuchels decision came out of nowhere.

And he only discovered the news when loan side Flamengo ordered him back London.

Speaking at Rio de Janeiro airport, Kenedy said: I was taken by surprise. I found out yesterday night around 11 pm. Everything was very fast.


Chelsea had a contract with Flamengo. They asked me to present myself and Im presenting myself.

It was Flamengo that told me. Im just fulfilling the contract.

Kenedy has made just 15 Premier League appearances for Chelsea, with his last coming in 2016.

But the 6million former Fluminense youngster could yet be set for another loan move, with Shakhtar Donetsk linked.

Thats because Chelsea will continue to press for Emersons return.

And should Lyon finally relent, there may be no space for Kenedy in the European champions squad.

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