Joao Felix: Check out list of players to be sent off on full Premier League debut with their clubs

Chelsea new signing Joao Felix was given a rude welcome to life in the Premier League, after he was sent off first game for the West Londoners, Newspremises reports.

Felix made his debut for his new club against Fulham on January 12 following his loan move from Atletico Madrid this week. However, he was sent off before the hour mark for a rash challenge on Fulham’s defender, Kenny Tete.

The Portuguese striker is not the first player to be sent off on his full Premier League debut.


Believed to be the most competitive in the World, the English Premier League has in the past been unkind to debutants, as reported by Sportskeeda.

1.. Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur)

The presence of the Ivorian fullback on this list may not surprise anyone. On the field, Aurier is renowned for his abrasiveness and is not known to back down from a challenge.

Aurier, who switched from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham Hotspur in 2017, made his entire debut against West Ham United.

Six minutes later, for a challenge on Andy Caroll, the full-back received a second yellow card, bringing his total to two.

2. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)

Koscielny left Arsenal having become the team captain. However, his reign in a Gunners shirt did not begin on a rosy patch, following his debut against Liverpool at Anfield.

The French centre-back first survived a heavy challenge from Joe Cole in the first half, with Cole sent off as Koscielny was stretchered off the pitch. He shook off the injury to make a comeback in the second half, only to collect two yellow cards in stoppage time and be sent off himself.

3. Gervinho (Arsenal)

Fresh from winning the Ligue 1 title with Lille, Gervinho arrived at Arsenal with the full backing of Arsene Wenger, despite doubts from the fan base. His debut came against Newcastle, where the two sides played out a cagey affair.

The Ivorian forward went down in the penalty area but his claims were waved away. Newcastle’s Joey Barton accused him of diving and a scuffle ensued between the two. Gervinho then lost his cool and slapped Barton, to receive his marching orders.

4. Kagisho Dikgacoi (Fulham)

Dikgacoi was made to wait for his Premier League debut in 2009 due to work permit issues. He eventually got his chance against West Ham.

The South African international had an off-the-ball incident with Scott Parker on debut. He shoved Parker in the face with the referee giving both players a yellow card, but after consultations with the linesman, Dikgacoi was sent off with a red.

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