CHELSEA flop Kenedy admits he was ’surprised’ at being recalled from his Flamengo loan deal.

The Blues summoned the 25-year-old back to Stamford Bridge yesterday after being hit by injuries in defence.

Ben Chilwell and Reece James are both long-term casualties and Thomas Tuchel has so far failed to get Emerson Palmieri back from Lyon.

The versatile Brazilian admits Tuchel’s decision came out of nowhere as he only discovered the news when loan side Flamengo ordered him back London.

Speaking at Rio de Janeiro airport, Kenedy said: “I was taken by surprise. I found out yesterday night around 11 pm. Everything was very fast.

“Chelsea had a contract with Flamengo. They asked me to present myself and I’m presenting myself. 

“It was Flamengo that told me. I’m just fulfilling the contract.”

Kenedy, who signed a new deal last summer, could now get a go at wing-back in Chelsea’s five-defender system.

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He has made just 15 Premier League appearances for the Blues, with his last coming in 2016.

But the £6million former Fluminense youngster could yet be set for another loan move, with Shakhtar Donetsk linked.

That’s because Chelsea will continue to press for Emerson’s return.

And should Lyon finally relent, there may be no space for Kenedy in the European champions’ squad.

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