Are We About To See The Real Mykhailo Mudryk?

Some recent performances might suggest so!

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Are We About To See The Real Mykhailo Mudryk?

If you've been living under a rock, Mykhailo Mudryk is the 22-year-old Ukrainian winger who currently plays for Chelsea. He joined the club in January 2023 from Shakhtar Donetsk for up to £88.5 million, Mudryk was in talks with Arsenal for several weeks. Arsenal were confident they could negotiate a lower fee than the asking price because the player's desire for Premier League football was growing. Ultimately Chelsea beat Arsenal to the signing of Mudryk. Mudryk's journey to Chelsea was not an easy one, as he had to adapt to life in a new country, culture, and club, all while dealing with the backdrop of Russia's invasion of his homeland. It became clear he was struggling to adapt to the pace of the Premier League but despite the challenges, Mudryk has recently been in excellent form, with several impressive performances and goals.

Mudryk has now officially opened his scoring account for both club and country, will the confidence flow now? It's very apparent the Ukrainian has had his fair share of doubters and sofa scouts, only time will tell if this can continue. Let's look at the goals he has scored so far and find out...

First Goal - Fulham

Mykhailo Mudryk scored his first goal for Chelsea in the match against Fulham in October. The goal came in the 18th minute when Mudryk chested down a cross from Levi Colwill before slotting the ball past Fulham goalkeeper. The goal was well-crafted and and well-taken. It was also Mudryk's first goal since signing for Chelsea nine months ago. The goal was keY in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Fulham, giving them only their second win of the season. Mudryk's goal was the much-needed boost Chelsea needed, as you can see from the team's reaction.


@premierleague Mudryk’s first goal for Chelsea 🤩 #premierleague #Mudryk #fulham #Chelsea ♬ original sound - So Pyay Han


Second Goal - Arsenal

Mykhailo Mudryk scored a stunning goal for Chelsea against Arsenal last weekend. In the 48th minute of the match, Mudryk was apparently looking for a man in the box, but the ball somehow floated freakishly over Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya's head and into the net. Mudryk later claimed that the goal was not a freak accident, but rather something he had strategically planned pre-game. He revealed that the Chelsea goalkeeper coach had told him to look at Raya when approaching the box because sometimes he attemps to read things and can lose the goal, so Mudryk could chip him, a similar issue which put Ramsdale on the bench. Mudryk went for something between a cross and a shot, and it was the correct move. The goal was Mudryk's second for Chelsea since completing his mega-money move from Shakhtar Donetsk. Despite the goal, Chelsea would unfortunately give up a two-goal lead late on, leading to much disappointment.
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