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In Focus: Mudryk goal hints at talent that can beat the Blues


Mykhailo Mudryk is starting to show the quality which persuaded Chelsea to pay £89million for him.

The winger scored a great goal in the Blues’ 4-3 win over Brighton last Sunday and generally showed enough to suggest that he can be a major asset next season.

Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League Summer Series clash against Newcastle tonight, we take a look at the progress being made by the Ukraine international.


First goal

Mudryk gave a tantalising taste of what he’s capable of with his cameo against the Seagulls.

He was introduced at half-time by Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino and scored the third of a seven-goal thriller.

Receiving the ball wide on the left, Mudryk cut inside into a central position — twice combining with summer arrival Nicolas Jackson — before unleashing a powerful shot from the edge of the area.

It was the first goal that Chelsea fans have seen from the 22-year-old and it was not the young talent’s only impressive moment.

Mudryk’s blistering pace was clear to see, particularly when he accelerated from a standing start.

He also looked physically stronger and it all points to Chelsea having a very different player within their ranks than they had last season.


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