Just In: Chelsea register Felix, Mudryk and Fernandez for the Champions League

Just In: Chelsea register Felix, Mudryk and Fernandez for the Champions League

Chelsea have registered three of their blockbuster January signings for the Champions League after Graham Potter made a ruthless cut.

 The Blues splashed the cash during the transfer window last month as Todd Boehly dipped into his deep pockets to recruit some big, big names from Europe's top clubs.

 Joao Felix was snapped up from Atletico Madrid on a loan deal, while they spent a British record £107 million to snap up Enzo Fernandez and shelled out £88.5 million to secure Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.

 And they have all been included in Chelsea's Champions League squad ahead of the resumption of the competition later this month.

 In order to register Felix, Mudryk and Fernandez, Potter has taken out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the squad.

 That's according to the UEFA website, which lists Felix, Mudryk and Fernandez in the squad while Aubameyang has been removed.

 The Gabon forward has scored two goals in this season's Champions League campaign.

 But he won't be a part of his side's European venture as they face Borussia Dortmund in the last-16.

 Potter's decision to ax the former Arsenal forward divided opinions among Chelsea fans on social media.

 One Twitter user wrote: "Fair play potter - huge balls there were easier calls."

 A second tweeted: "Of course, Auba has been useless."

 A third added: "Why Aubameyang?"

 A fourth commented: "I don't understand why they just didn't unregister Pulisic since he has a long term injury."

 Another said: "That move has gone absolutely terribly for everybody - apart from maybe Barcelona."

 Potter will have Felix, Mudryk as well as Armando Brojo and Kai Havertz as his forward options for the Champions League.

 He's backing the eight January additions to breathe a new life into their campaign.

 "There is potential for that. I think new faces will give the group a lift," he said.

 "The group has had a tough time with injuries and we've had some tough moments. New faces just lift everybody, and I think the quality of the players is exciting for everyone.

 "It raises the quality of the training sessions and our mood, so we are looking forward to going out and playing in front of our supporters."

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