Kenedy was one of Newcastle’s saviours last season, but things aren’t as rosy right now.
The Brazilian returned to the North East for a second loan spell from Chelsea this summer.
In half a season, Kenedy proved how good a player he is. His flair and vision provided the spark to guide Newcastle to safety.
Against Cardiff, the winger avoided a blatant red card, the missed a last minute to penalty to end a horrific afternoon on a sour note.
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In the Carabao Cup, things didn’t pick up either, gifting Nottingham Forest a goal.
So while the youngster struggles in black and white, his comments make for interesting reading.
“I hope this year I can make a good season for Newcastle and go back to Chelsea to continue,” he told Brazilian media outlet UOL.
“I have a dream to return and to be a champion for the club.”
While it’s fair for footballers to be ambitious, Kenedy might be thinking a bit too far ahead.
The 22-year-old is very talented, but his form at the minute has shown why he hasn’t had a chance at Chelsea. An inconsistent player capable of moments of brilliance, Chelsea can’t afford to be carrying players, especially when they have the likes of Eden Hazard who always delivers.
Newcastle must be number one
This season, Kenedy can only afford to think about Newcastle. Chelsea can be on the agenda once again next summer when he returns to Stamford Bridge, but for now black and white should be his number one priority.
We need to see him back to his blistering best if Newcastle are going to climb the Premier League table. And if Kenedy does get back to his best, then Chelsea might be forced to give him a go next season. If he doesn’t re-find his form, then he might have to look elsewhere.