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Chelsea secure work permit for Kenedy

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Here's a bit of welcome distraction from the talk about Chelsea's medical staff. According to the Daily Mail -- and matching what we had figured would happen -- the FA has given Brazilian winger Kenedy a work permit, making him eligible to play on English soil.

Kenedy arrived at Stamford Bridge after Fluminense sold his rights to an investment group, which passed them to Chelsea for £6.7 million; but Kenedy wasn't immediately eligible for a work permit like Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, who has caps at Brazil's top national team and a hefty £29 million transfer fee to back-up. Therefore, Chelsea had to go through the process to know whether Kenedy would be available to their first-team or would have to be sent abroad on a loan deal -- although the latter still is a possibility.

If the report is true, Chelsea now have Willian, Cuadrado, Traoré and Kenedy as options to the right wing but unlike the first two, Traoré and Kenedy are right wingers with a stronger left-foot, which is something José Mourinho has always been keen on. We shall see how the manager will make use of their talents on the pitch.