Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported the deal was worth 12 million pounds ($14.78 million).
The Italy international would have been free to leave the Blues at the end of his contract this summer, and talks over a new deal did not yield a positive solution.
Only Southampton are below Everton – on goal difference alone – after the bottom side lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa, while West Ham’s win meant Bournemouth replaced them in the bottom three despite earning a point in their 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.
The ninth-placed Reds and 10th-placed Blues only have 28 points to boast from their top-flight outings approaching the midway point of the season, although the hosts hold a game in hand over their capital counterparts.
Carlos Vinicius headed in a 72nd-minute winner after Portugal winger Joao Felix had been sent off on his Chelsea debut when the score was 1-1
The British media reported that Chelsea would pay around 10 million euros (10.75 million dollars) for Felix.
At the moment, the 20-year-old Nigeria-born midfielder continues his rehabilitation after cupping an injury.
The 18-year-old wonderkid was announced as joining the Blues for £18million by his Brazilian club Vasco da Gama yesterday afternoon.
He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017 but said in April 2020 that he had been given the all-clear.
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The result sees Chelsea move up to eighth in the table, six points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham with Bournemouth remaining in 14th
The former Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham boss has signed a two-year deal with Zambia with an option to extend
The 27-year-old was not included in the matchday squad for the last 16 victory over Senegal due to a family matter.
Manchester United mutually terminated Ronaldo’s contract following an explosive interview given to Piers Morgan.
The 29-year-old has been on the sidelines for his club since picking up a hamstring problem during the 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on October 22.
Both sides enter the game on the back of continental successes, as the Blues got the better of Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 in the Champions League, while the Gunners advanced to the last 16 of the Europa League.
It proved to be an unhappy return to the Amex for Potter, who left Brighton at the start of September to take charge of Chelsea.
The footballer, 23, has stated that “football is his priority” as The Three Lions prepare for the 2022 World Cup.
The 23-year-old has established himself as a key player for the Azzurri since his big-money move from Lille in 2020.
The Blues went into the contest at San Siro level on points with their hosts and facing the possibility of dropping to the bottom of Group E with two games remaining if results went against them.