- Chelsea unveiled new signing Mykhaylo Mudryk at half-time versus Crystal Palace
- The Ukrainian had snubbed a move to Arsenal to join the Blues at Stamford Bridge
- Graham Potter has highlighted an attribute that will endear the star to Chelsea fans
The wave created by the transfer of Ukrainian attacker, Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea won't be cleared anytime soon.
Arsenal fans are raging, Chelsea fans are raving. The winger was unveiled at half-time at Stamford Bridge and was given the number 15 jersey.
The Blues went on to win the match, thanks to Kai Havertz's header and Kepa Arrizabalaga's heroics between the goalposts.
Chelsea head coach, Graham Potter got the chance to speak about their new signing after the 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace, their first win of the new year and their second in 10 games.
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'Chelsea fans will love Mudryk'
Potter has another addition to his attacking options, after multiple injuries and the suspension of loan signing, João Felix. The Atletico Madrid loanee was red carded on debut, as reported by Sky Sports.
Speaking after the game, as quoted by Metro, the Blues' boss praised the 22-year-old and pointed out why Chelsea fans will love him.
"[Mudryk] is a young player with exciting quality in the final third. He is very fast and direct, and I think our supporters will really like him," he said.
The former Brighton manager went ahead to highlight what Mudryk will bring to a team that has been mostly lacking in attack, since the departure of Eden Hazard for Real Madrid.
"In terms of what [Mudryk] brings, he’s a player with a big, exciting future. One versus one, he’s very direct; he attacks the back-line, can go into wide areas, but also affects the goal."
Chelsea announces Mudryk mid-game
Sports Brief earlier reported that Chelsea announced Mudryk's signing in an unusual way - in the middle of the first half of their game against Crystal Palace.
The Arsenal target was spotted in the director's box at Stamford Bridge before the match and was unveiled at half-time on the pitch, with the scores still level at 0-0.
Some fans questioned the manner in which the club made the announcement and the unveiling, asking what impression would have been created if Chelsea had gone on to lose the game.