Completely agreed. I just find the overacting of Felix baffling. Produced very little since the record breaking transfer but there is always some excuse (wrong manager, wrong setup, wrong club).
The biggest reason he didn't succeed at Atleti – all the time – wasn't the setup or position he was put in. It wasn't attacking or defensive football. In that sense it wasn't Simeone's fault. The thing that held him back was him being injured and later on Simeone benching him and not playing him at all at times. The latter you can blame him for, but in all honesty, with Felix it could all be an issue of mentality. But to judge that on 2-3 meh games when he just joined the club... Especially as a young player getting back into the rhythm of playing, is a bit of a rush of judgment.
I think it's a bit weird he plays as #10 for Chelsea, though. Their holding midfield doesn't seem to allow for their offensive midfield line, in my opinion. Felix can be a playmaker (so can Ziyech), but he's not a full midfielder if your defensive ones are also still either adapting, inexperienced or not really leading controllers.
The thing with Felix seems more like people expecting him either to be a messiah (which even Messi wasn't at PSG, to be fair – or even Argentina when he was younger), or they overplay the overrated card. Yes he could've shown more, but it wasn't difficult to see that this guy is the most talented player Atletico has had at their hands in the past decades. He is easily much better than Griezmann has ever been in the technical areas, but Griezmann is more of a leader and in some of his seasons has shown more of his midfield capabilities.
Plus Chelsea really sucks at the moment, so it will be hard to show more than sprinkles of skill for any of their members until Potter or someone else figures their shit out – or it starts to click with the players finally?
This whole thread is baffling, this guy is the definition of promise, and I hope he returns his potential. I agree it's too soon to call him their new Hazard (or United's for next season... hopefully), but to call him a Pogba-at-United-mold is a huge stretch, as well. He needs much (much) less to excel, just play him and don't expect him to be Messi within a mere 5 games in a lost team. If you've actually watched him play you would have realized that, easily.
In all honesty I'm not sure how he'd fit in at United right now, but if ETH sees him as a striker, which wouldn't surprise me, especially if he has the space to alternate with Rashford, I don't have much doubt about his future success (barring injuries and possibly being an asshole behind the screens – but ETH is pretty good with many types of characters, so I'd trust him – even if Simeone is/was generally great with many different types as well).
What baffles me is that he chose Chelsea, but if they're the only ones in for him, and his starting position does seem guaranteed, I guess it makes sense in that regard... But playing off Havertz and contemporary Sterling sounds like a challenge to me for any shadow striker/#10. I think they're better off reconverting Havertz to a 10 and have Felix as a striker, but who cares about Chelsea.
People praise their team mates. Especially ones that come with a record price tag.
They were overheard in pretty much privacy (the tunnel to each other, I think it was Oblak and Saúl), claiming he can win games for fun if he simply tries. That's why I fear the mentality part, though he's delivered for Atleti almost always when actually played. If he had the Griezmann-freedom, he'd offer much more than the Frenchman did, to be honest. (Please keep in mind that I do think Griezmann is overrated in many areas, so I am a bit biased against him. Although, my position on him has shifted a bit this season as I think he actually has improved his consistency a lot, and I hoped his midfield role would be more consistent with all the Lemar injuries)