Margarida Corceiro will be cheering for her boyfriend Joao Felix as he makes his Premier League debut for Chelsea against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Friday. The Portuguese forward signed for the Blues in a £10 million loan move from the Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

Although not many were expecting Felix to start given that he did not even have a full week of training with the team, the ongoing injury woes for the Blues prompted him to start the loanee. 

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Who is Margarida Corceiro?

Margarida Corceiro is a soap actor and model who was born on October 26, 2002, in Santarém, Portugal. She made her acting debut on Portuguese television in 2019 in the TVI show Prisioneira. In the same year, he started dating Felix.

In 2020, she was recruited to star in Bem me Quer – also a TVI production and continues to star in it. She also joined the fifth edition of the Portuguese version of Dancing with the Stars.

What went wrong for Joao Felix at Atletico?

Felix was signed by Atletico Madrid in a record €113 million move, making him the club’s fifth most expensive signing. He was only 19 years old when he arrived in Madrid from Benfica

However, since his arrival, the forward has failed to make a mark in the team after failing to gel with manager Diego Simeone. The words go that Felix is someone who prefers to dribble and take on players as he attacks the goal.

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However, Simeone prefers a counter-attacking style of football in which the team sits deep in a mid-block and counter-attacks when the chance comes. It is this clash of style and culture that led to a fallout between the Portuguese and the Argentine

Eventually, it prompted the forward’s loan move to the Premier League side in January 2023.