Mykhailo Mudryk: How would you rate Chelsea’s 100m pound signing debut against Liverpool?


Mykhailo Mudryk impressed on his Chelsea debut after coming on against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

The 22-year-old, who could cost Chelsea as much as £89 million after signing an eight-and-a-half-year deal, came on early in the second half and was a constant threat to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

No goals were scored during the contest at Anfield but Mudryk certainly made a big impression on his maiden appearance.

On Jurgen Klopp’s 1000th game as a manager, Liverpool and Chelsea produced a dour first half of football that was low on quality.

Kai Havertz thought he’d put the visitors 1-0 up in the fourth minute, but the German playmaker’s close-range goal was disallowed for offside following a VAR review.

Mykhailo Mudryk

Other than Alisson denying Benoit Badiashile with a fine point-blank save, clear-cut chances were in short supply at Anfield.

Liverpool’s £40 million signing Cody Gakpo blazed a couple of efforts off target during the opening 45 minutes, as Chelsea’s recent purchase Mudryk watched on from the subs’ bench.

How did Mykhailo Mudryk perform on his Chelsea debut?
Chelsea boss Graham Potter sent on his new signing early in the second half, much to the excitement of the travelling supporters.

The Ukraine international, signed from Shakhtar Donetsk, entered the fray in the 55th minute in place of Lewis Hall.

Although his very first touch was heavy, Mudryk showed his quality moments later, showing lightning quick-feet inside the penalty area before smashing the ball into the side-netting.