Mykhailo Mudryk: Graham Potter Reveals Why He Subbed off January Signing at Half Time vs Fulham

Mykhailo Mudryk: Graham Potter Reveals Why He Subbed off January Signing at Half Time vs Fulham

  • Mykhailo Mudryk made his full Chelsea due on Friday night during their Premier League clash against Fulham
  • However, the January summer arrival did not last the full 90 minutes as he was subbed off at half-time of the encounter
  • Mudryk was subsequently replaced by fellow January arrival Noni Madueke, who saw out the rest of the match

Chelsea boss has opened up on why he subbed off Mykhailo Mudryk at halftime of their Premier League clash against London rivals Fulham.

Mudryk, who joined the Blues during the January transfer window made his full debut for his new club during the Friday night clash.

Mykhailo Mudryk, Premier League, Chelsea FC, Fulham FC, Stamford Bridge.
Mykhailo Mudryk looks on prior to the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Fulham FC at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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However, the Ukrainian forward was unable to make an impact as he was withdrawn after just 45 minutes of the first half.

According to Metro UK, Potter replaced the former Shakhtar Donetsk star with his fellow January arrival Noni Madueke.

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Potter expains why he hooked Mudryk

Speaking after the match, Potter disclosed that his decision to sub off Mudryk was not tactical as initially thought.

According to the Blues boss, his new signing had to be withdrawn because he was feeling the effects of an illness which impacted his performance.

"It’s always that way sometimes with the young players. He also had a really heavy cold as well. He’s suffered a little bit with that this week," Potter explained.
"So he was just feeling a little heavy-legged at half-time. We didn’t want to take any risks with him," he added.

Meanwhile, Madueke was equally unable to make an impact up front as the match ended in a goalless draw.

Chelsea stars who could leave

Sports Brief had earlier reported that the upcoming summer transfer window could be marked with several exits at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea in line to lose a couple of players.

Chelsea had a busy window in January that saw them splash over £300million on eight new signings, with Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Joao Felix among the top players who moved to the Premier League.

The unprecedented spending spree could now see the need to offload some players regarded as surplus to requirements heightened.

Source: Sports Brief News