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Soccer News of Monday, 23 January 2023


'9 over 10' – Fans rating of Mudryk different from Mourinho's initial comment on £88m signing

Mudryk versus James Milner during Chelsea debut Mudryk versus James Milner during Chelsea debut

Following his debut for the Blues against Liverpool in the Premier League last Saturday, some Nigerian Premier League followers have shared their thoughts on the performance of Chelsea's new signing Mykhailo Mudryk.

The 22-year-old Ukrainian came on as a second-half substitute for Lewis Hall in the 55th minute as the game ended in a disappointing goalless draw at Anfield.

Expectations were high considering his big-money move to Stamford Bridge as the winger showed glimpses of what is to come for the Blues.

Per fans' evaluation, the young Ukrainian put up a decent performance against the Reds on his debut and many believe he will be a great signing for the London club.

Mudryk recorded 28 touches, completed 2/3 dribbles, won 3/3 tackles with an overall rating of 7.1 as per Fotmob.

Recall that coach Jose Mourinho had taken a swipe at his former club following their £88million capture of Mudryk.

After using Marash Kumbulla as cover for the banned Roger Ibanez during Roma’s win, he said: “In order to get that quality, we must get the young players to grow. [Benjamin] Tahirovic has this quality.

“We need a defender who can pass the ball better out of defense and Kumbulla is probably the one who does it best, but we need Ibanez because of his pace and determination. We need to find a solution, we can’t just buy Mudryk for £90million!"

Todd Boehly has spent huge sums of money since taking over Chelsea in May. He has, so far, scooped Wesley Fofana, Raheem Sterling and Marc Cucurella in the summer.

Here are some ratings from fans

_@Kordah Timothy: I love what the commentator said, James Milner the 1st right back to be book against Mudryk and his not going to be the last ???????? RIP to all the Right backs, Chelsea will be great again

_@Olabodey Bodux: I’m an Arsenal fan. 9/10 on his Chelsea debut

_@Oluwadamilola Ajayi:That boy was the only spark in that Chelsea attack yesterday. His movements and vision to pick short passes in tight places, making the right runs, that boy was good yesterday. He did almost everything perfectly right. I hope he has a bad day when he faces Manutd

_@Divine Major Propht Divine: I rate him 100/???? over 100, because chelesafc has no midfielders for 1/2 touches alot of English selfish players, he even drop deep to help but u have gharagher as selfish player

_@Umar Dickson: I rate him 9/10 cos goal was the only thing lacking.

_@Queen Precious: 7/10 the guy has potentials truth be told,his good.

_@Charlie Chukwulozie: As an Arsenal fan I rate him 8/10

_@Sunday Edosa 'Makau': Absolute BALLER. 9.5/10

The ex- Shakhtar Donetsk man joined the Blues fee of €70m which could potentially rise to €100m. He penned an eight-year deal at Stamford Bridge.