Rio Ferdinand, a Manchester United legend, has expressed serious concerns about Mykhailo Mudryk’s football style following the Ukraine international’s disappointing home debut for Chelsea this weekend.
Mykhailo Mudryk: Mudryk’s performance on Saturday was a far cry from the man who wowed Chelsea fans and a slew of pundits when he came off the bench in the second half against Liverpool at Anfield a fortnight ago.
Mudryk made his full debut in front of the Blues’ home fans against Fulham on Saturday, but his threat was easily snuffed out by a Fulham defense.
Graham Potter took off the 89 million pound former Shakhtar Donetsk winger after only 45 minutes and replaced him with fellow January recruit Noni Madueke.
Blues manager Graham Potter defended the player’s poor performance by claiming he had a “heavy cold,” but the Premier League legend fears he is the type of player who will struggle against dense defenses.
“You have to have some balance,” he told BT Sport, during the course of interview.
“From what I’ve seen of his game, he’s at his best when there’s space in behind to run. He played yesterday against a Fulham team that was in a bit of a slump.
“Because they condensed the pitch, it made it more difficult for him, so that’s something he’ll have to work out over time.”