Former Arsenal captain Paul Merson has publicly chastised Mudryk and Madueke for being Chelsea’s sluggish bodies. He claims that the duo have made little to no difference in the starting lineup and that the board made a huge mistake in signing them. He used the two as examples of why clubs should avoid signing players without proper scouting.
“Mudryk was a very good player at Shakhtar, but at Chelsea, he is nothing resembling the Monster he was in Ukraine. In terms of offense, he is extremely cautious. He appears to be unwilling to play for the Blues. Madueke is no exception. That was one of the club’s biggest blunders.
Madueke was apparently not left out of the ex-Arsenal player’s rant. The 22-year-old has mostly appeared as a substitute for the Blues but has failed to make an impact in the squad on numerous occasions. Graham Potter recently attempted to defend the player from public scrutiny by claiming that the attacker needs more time to adjust, but Merson claimed that Chelsea should not have signed Madueke in a panic.
Joao Felix is another player whose appeal in the club is fading. His transfer was billed as a stepping stone for Chelsea, but aside from his impressive goal against West Ham, he has yet to demonstrate anything special. Fans are beginning to doubt Joao Felix’s abilities.
Joao Felix is an excellent fit for the Chelsea offense
If Mudryk and Madueke want to stay at Chelsea for an extended period of time, they must pull up their socks. Mudryk may not be motivated to play for the Blues, but his career is at stake if he fails.
For Madueke, playing for the Blues has always been a dream. It’s past time he showed his support for the club.