- Mykhailo Mudryk needed only 35 minutes in the EPL to clock the fastest speed
- Chelsea has two players in the top five as are Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez
- Mudryk was likened to ex-Blues star Eden Hazard for his defence-beating skills
Mykhailo Mudryk's short cameo for Chelsea gave an early indication of why the club paid a huge figure for him.
His debut at Anfield depicted an electric winger who would give a lot of full-backs problems with his pace.
Within minutes of his introduction, Mudryk had gotten Liverpool's right-back for the day - James Milner - booked and as the match commentators put it, Milner isn't going to be the last.
Official statistics now show that Mudryk only required 35 minutes to break a Premier League record this season. The 22-year-old is now the fastest player in the 2022/2023 season, after clocking a speed of 36.63 km/h against the Reds.
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Erling Haaland's records
And has become the norm this season, Erling Haaland is on the list of fastest players as well. The Norwegian has broken record after record since making the switch from Borussia Dortmund.
He recently got his fourth hat-trick of the season and is on course to break Mohamed Salah's record of 32 goals in a season. His fastest speed this season stands at 36.22 km/h and he is fourth on the list, as quoted by Opta Joe.
Fastest players in EPL 2022/2023
|4||Erling Haaland||Manchester City||36.22 km/h|
How Chelsea will utilise Mudryk
The former Shakhtar Donetsk man is expected to fill Chelsea's left wing, with Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling currently out with injuries.
His pace can be used to launch counter-attacks or snuff out attacks of opponents, as Graham Potter attempts to move further up the table.
Mudryk the new Eden Hazard?
The Blues beat Arsenal to sign Mudryk for £89-million from Shakhtar Donetsk in what was a shock transfer, with the Ukrainian snubbing the league leaders.
Mudryk was instantly integrated into Chelsea’s squad as under-pressure coach, Potter named him on the bench to face the Reds, who are also having a dull campaign.
Source: Sports Brief News