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MetiNews.Com - Granada loanee Kenedy arrived at Chelsea full of hope and promise back in 2015 - but after a positive start, his time at Stamford Bridge hasn't gone exactly according to plan
Breaking News ! Kenedy arrived at Chelsea in 2015 full of hope and promise - but his time at Stamford Bridge hasn't gone exactly according to plan. Still registered with the Blues six years later, the Brazilian is currently on loan at La Liga side Granada as he and his teammates plot another Europa League scalp. Indeed, after defying the odds to reach the last-eight of the competition, Manchester United are next up for the plucky Spanish side tonight (8pm). As far as Kenedy is concerned, the first leg represents a chance to gun down one of the Premier League's biggest hitters - much to the interest of parent club Chelsea. Currently embroiled in a top-four battle alongside United, the Blues have already made their mark in Europe over the course of this week, as one of their many out-on-loan players hopes to follow suit. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Chelsea paid Fluminense around £6million for the services of highly-rated Kenedy in the summer of 2015. His introduction to life at Stamford Bridge was relatively smooth, too, as he quickly became a regular under former manager Jose Mourinho - but things then started to unravel for the Brazilian. Indeed, after playing 15 games in the Premier League during 2015/2016, the winger turned full-back promptly found himself out of favour under Guus Hiddink, who replaced Mourinho when he was sacked by Roman Abramovich for a second time in December 2015. Loan spells at Watford, Newcastle United (twice), Getafe and now Granada have since followed - but why did it all turn pear-shaped so quickly for the Brazilian in west London? Read More Related Articles How Reece James proved Frank Lampard right in Chelsea’s Champions League win over Porto Read More Related Articles Thomas Tuchel has discovered Chelsea's new undroppable as Roman Abramovich eyes Lukaku transfer During an interview with The Athletic ahead of tonight's clash with United, Kenedy said: "For a 19-year-old kid, coming from Brazil, it was a lot of games. A lot of youngsters who go to Chelsea go out on loan immediately. I was lucky to stay and play. I felt honoured. "My relationship with [Jose] Mourinho was always really great. He always took the time to talk to me in training, telling me what I had to do to improve. He was a professor for me." Kenedy added: "I had always been a forward. That's where I played in all my youth teams and for Fluminense. "That changed when I went to Chelsea and I had to adapt.
. It wasn't easy - I wasn't a natural, but it was a good lesson. I got to grips with it over time.
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"Things changed when the manager did and I don't know why. I didn't have the same opportunities. Frustration set in because I wasn't playing." Having arrived at Granada ahead of the current campaign, Kenedy has since scored three goals in 17 starts. In addition to his La Liga tally, the 25-year-old - capped twice at senior international level by Brazil - has also made seven appearances for the club as they continue their unlikely Europa League quest.
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