- There are a few caveats required here before getting too excited, the 35 minutes featured of Mykhailo Mudryk against Liverpool at Anfield quickly reminded so many Chelsea fans about Arjen Robben and Eden Hazard’s time at Stamford bridge.
Chelsea’s goalless draw at Liverpool was not the most difficult of games to lift given the miserable lack of quality on offer, while 37-year-old James Milner is hardly the quickest full-back in the competition.
Mykhailo Mudryk might feel he should have marked the occasion of his Chelsea debut with the winning goal too. Even so, the £88.5m signing from Shakhtar Donetsk showed more than enough at Anfield to suggest that he can be an exciting addition to the Premier League.
Graham Potter insisted that Mudryk was not ready to start the game. “He has not played since November, It was about managing his minutes at the back end of the game.”
But the 22-year-old winger looked particularly lively.
“He will get better the more he is with us,” he has only had two sessions of training with us but from watching him at Shakhtar and seeing his quality there, he is dangerous in one-on-one situations, makes things happen, gets the supporters off their seats.” Potter added
There were signs of that, encouraging interplay with others too, just as Joao Felix had impressed prior to his red card on debut.
It could only be a matter of time when Mudryk could be huge addition for Chelsea.