The Ukrainian young talent Mudryk, along with Armando Broja, scored two goals in the first half, securing Chelsea’s first Premier League win of the season at Craven Cottage.
Mudryk, an £89 million January signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, has faced challenges since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
However, his first-half display against Fulham hinted at a potential turning point in his Chelsea career.
Chelsea defeated Fulham 2-0 in the West London Derby.
Mykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja scored for Chelsea in 82 seconds.
Mudryk has faced challenges since his arrival at Chelsea.
Mudryk was substituted at halftime due to a quad injury
The 22-year-old opened the scoring in the 18th minute, controlling Levi Colwill’s cross with his chest and finishing under Bernd Leno.
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Broja added another goal a minute later, marking his return from a knee injury and propelling Chelsea to 11th place in the Premier League.
Fulham struggled to create scoring opportunities, with their best chance coming in the second half when Sasa Lukic’s shot from inside the six-yard box was well saved by Robert Sanchez.
Mudryk had to be substituted at halftime due to a slight injury, but Pochettino remained optimistic about his availability for the upcoming match against Burnley on Saturday.
Pochettino praised Mudryk’s dedication and performance, emphasizing the importance of scoring goals and building confidence.
He highlighted Mudryk’s consistent presence in the starting lineup this season, suggesting that regular game time is bolstering the 22-year-old’s performance.
“He’s training hard, very well. Deserves to play. I’m happy as it’s crucial to score goals, be confident. He played because he deserved,” – Pochettino said.
If Mudryk can continue to perform at a high level, he will become a valuable asset to Chelsea. He has the potential to be one of the best wingers in the Premier League.