Mykhailo Mudryk: Chelsea Star Scores Goal of the Week Contender Against Arsenal

Mykhailo Mudryk: Chelsea Star Scores Goal of the Week Contender Against Arsenal

Elijah Odetokun
updated at October 22, 2023 at 8:27 AM
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  • Mykhailo Mudryk scores an impossible goal to double Chelsea's lead over Arsenal
  • The winger saw goalkeeper David Raya off his lines and shot with his weaker left foot
  • Arsenal spent months chasing him before Chelsea hijacked in the final moments

Chelsea took complete control of the London derby against rivals Arsenal in the second half thanks to Mykhailo Mudryk's fantastic goal from an impossible angle.

The Blues came into the game as the underdog against a better Arsenal side, such that even Mauricio Pochettino claimed that he wanted to assess his side against a mature team.

If he took anything from the game, it would be that his team needs a little more details and personnel upgrading, particularly in goal and in the number 9, to be ready to compete among the big boys.

Mykhailo Mudryk, Chelsea, Arsenal, Stamford Bridge.
Mykhailo Mudryk celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Arsenal. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP.
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Chelsea never looked out of balance and dominated the game with Cole Palmer and Mudryk scoring before Robert Sanchez gifted Arsenal a lifeline with his error, which Declan Rice capitalised on.

Mudryk scores screamer against Arsenal

Per Sky Sports PL, Mudryk scored a possible goal-of-the-week contender. He received a pass from Connor Gallagher, saw David Raya off his lines and unleashed an unstoppable shot.

It was his second goal for the West Londoners after scoring against Fulham in another derby weeks ago, and he celebrated with open arms in front of the home fans.

Arsenal spent four months courting the Ukrainian winger before the Blues swooped in at the last minute and hijacked the deal to sign him from Shakhtar Donetsk for £88.5 million, as reported by The Athletic.

Sterling and Palmer argue over penalty

Sports Brief reported on Sterling and Palmer arguing over who would take the contentious penalty given to the Blues in their 2-2 draw against Arsenal.

The two former Manchester City stars were dragging the ball before Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez waded in and passed the ball to the 21-year-old, who scored, and the whole team brushed it aside and celebrated the goal.

Terry disagrees with Chelsea's penalty

Sports Brief reported that club legend John Terry disagreed with Chelsea's penalty, which saw his former club take the lead at Stamford Bridge against their fierce rivals.

Terry, who made a career as one of the greatest defenders of his generation, felt the decision was harsh on Saliba, and he would have been fuming if such was awarded against him back in the day.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.