Chelsea new signing – Mykhailo Mudryk has garnered a lot of praises from football lovers after making his Premier League debut for the Blues on Saturday against Liverpool at Anfield with Gary Neville part of the show of love.
In an unimpressive scoreless draw between Liverpool and Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, Mudryk’s fleeting but dazzling debut delivered a glimmer of hope.
Barely three minutes into the game, Kai Havertz gave the Blues the lead but VAR intervened and deemed the German offside before he scored.
After the early buzz of video interference, it was a close first half between the two teams that very much resembled those who kicked off the day with no hope of moving away from 9th and 10th spots in the league standing.
However, with the introduction of Mykhailo Mudryk, Graham Potter managed to match Liverpool’s fast start to the second half.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 21, 2023
Numerous spectators jumped at Mudryk’s first touch as a Chelsea player because of how quick he was with the ball.
To the delight of those who weren’t Chelsea supporters, Mudryk tried to move the ball around Liverpool defenders and they were unable to match his hard touch.
Blue-inclined fans didn’t have to wait long, either, until Mudryk started to live up to his high expectations.
Shortly after coming into the game as a sub, the 22-year-old maneuvered through a sea of red shirts in the Red’s box but could only reach the side netting.
The new Chelsea forward displayed his lightning pace against the smart but slow James Milner before the Liverpool man was replaced by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Mykhailo Mudryk completed more dribbles in 35 minutes (2) than any other Chelsea player.
Several former players and football fans were taken aback by Mudryk’s electrifying entrance, including former Man United defender – Gary Neville, reminding them of a certain Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge.
Even though Mudryk’s second-half cameo lasted just 30 minutes, he undoubtedly accomplished enough to get fans’ hearts pumping, with Gary Neville declaring he wouldn’t want to face the forward.
“Seeing Mudryk for 10 mins I wouldn’t like to play against him.” – Gary Neville wrote on his twitter page.
Seeing Mudryk for 10 mins I wouldn’t like to play against him!
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) January 21, 2023
In the end, neither Mudryk nor Liverpool was able to steal the show before the final whistle, leaving both teams stuck in mid-table.
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙!