Chelsea’s Mykhailo Mudryk Falters in Ukraine’s Euro 2024 Qualifying Loss to England
Mykhailo Mudryk was expected to be a game-changer when he joined Chelsea in a deal that could potentially reach up to £88 million. However, the 22-year-old forward has been struggling to make an impact, failing to score in any of his seven appearances for the Blues.
His latest defeat against England in Ukraine’s Euro 2024 qualifier was no exception, where he faltered against England’s defender Kyle Walker. Despite being regarded as one of Ukraine’s promising players, Mudryk was outplayed throughout the game and was eventually substituted in the 62nd minute due to his ineffectiveness.
Three Lions legend Stuart Pearce believes that Mudryk might have more luck somewhere else, suggesting that the player would have fared better if he had played on the opposite side of the pitch. “At the moment, he’s up against somebody that has got his number,” Pearce commented on the match. “He’s done nothing in the game Mudryk, and he’s arguably one of their better players. It’s only because he’s up against Walker that he’s been so ineffective.”
Mudryk’s lackluster performance on the pitch has raised some questions about his future at Chelsea, with some wondering if the team overpaid for the player. Despite the criticism, Chelsea head coach Graham Potter still sees potential in Mudryk, and it remains to be seen if the player will seize the opportunity to prove his worth in the upcoming games.
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