“He has got ability” – talkSPORT pundit on Chelsea forward

Danny Murphy believes Mykhailo Mudryk “has ability” and there’s every chance he can still make it at Chelsea.

Mudryk joined Chelsea back in January 2023 but his career at Stamford Bridge has yet to really take off despite showing moments of quality.

Despite arriving for big money the 23 year old has struggled to hold down a regular place in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI.

The Ukrainian has scored six goals and provided five assists in 46 appearances for the Blues since arriving in west London which is slightly underwhelming for a player with his potential.

However, he had a positive impact from the bench against Newcastle on Monday night and scored a brilliant solo goal which demonstrated exactly what he’s about.

Despite coming in for criticism this season Murphy was full of praise for Mudryk and speaking on talkSPORT said: “He’s been through a hell of a journey the lad coming into this place for huge money with high expectation. He’s struggled let’s be honest. But that little cameo against Newcastle shows you what he’s about.”

“I think some fans thought somebody had tricked them, but he has got ability. We saw it the first time he got on the pitch for them at Anfield and that there we saw all his attributes.

“The quick feet, the amazing pace, and even that little bit of composure for the goal we haven’t seen that.”

“That could be a brilliant springboard for him. I know it’s too little too late this season, but we’re talking the next three of four years with him.”

Mudryk will be hoping his cameo from the bench will be enough to see him given a place in the starting XI in the FA Cup quarter final against Leicester on Sunday.




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