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Chelsea Fans Single out One Player for Superb Performance in Liverpool Draw
- Chelsea played out a drab stalemate against Liverpool in the early kickoff on Saturday, January 21
- But there was a standout performance from new signing Mykhailo Mudryk, who had a 35-minute cameo
- Mydryk was hijacked by Chelsea at the last minute when it looked like he would sign for Premier League leaders Arsenal
Chelsea fans believe their new signing Mykhailo Mudryk may be the real deal after his exemplary 35-minute show against Liverpool on Saturday.
The Blues beat Arsenal to sign Mudryk for £89m from Shaktar Donetsk in what was a shock transfer for many since the Ukranian snubbed league leaders Arsenal for 10th placed Chelsea.
Mudryk was instantly integrated into Chelsea’s squad as under-pressure Graham Potter named him on the bench to face the Reds, who are also having a dull campaign.
The marquee signing was brought on in the second half in the place of Lewis Hall, and instantly won fan’s hearts.
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The 22-year-old provided a combination of flair and attacking threat for Chelsea, and proved to be a menace to the Liverpool defence after coming on.
Despite Chelsea not finding the net, fans had seen enough to know Mudryk, who signed an eight-and-a-half-year deal at Stamford Bridge, would thrive in West London.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville himself admitted he would not like to face Mudruk after watching his performance.
“Seeing Mudryk for 10 mins I wouldn’t like to play against him!” He said.
Another fan @CFCMod_ added:
"Every single fanbase should thank us for taking Mudryk because if we allowed that other club to get him it would’ve been wrapped up. He’s an absolute demon."
According to stats from Squawka, Mudryk had 100% tackle success, and completed 13 passes in just 35 minutes.
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He also made three tackles and completed two take-ons
Chelsea have early goal ruled out
As far as the game went, Chelsea were painfully denied an opener after only three minutes as scored Kai Havertz was adjudged to have been offside.
The West London outfit made a bright start to the game and won a corner early on, with Conor Gallagher whipping in a dangerous set piece.
It found Benoit Badishile, who guided the ball to the path of veteran defender Thiago Silva, whose shot came off against the upright but fell kindly to Havertz who slotted home what he thought was a much-needed opener.
At first, it looked like Liverpool’s James Milner was keeping Havertz online, but VAR intervened to rule the goal out for offside.