Chelsea star Mykhaylo Mudryk has left the club’s followers extremely excited after scoring a thumping goal from range during a training session in the USA. The Blues are currently in north America on a pre-season tour before the Premier League season kicks off.
Chelsea completed the signing of Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk in January in an £89million deal as part of owner Todd Boehly’s relentless spending spree. The Ukraine winger had been expected to sign for Arsenal but changed his mind at the 11th hour to put pen-to-paper on an eight-and-a-half year deal at Stamford Bridge instead.
Mudryk has struggled for form in west London and has failed to score a single goal for Chelsea since joining the club. He has been in and out of the team since touching down in England and has huge competition just to win a starting place in the Blues team this season.
But new Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino will now be hoping the 22-year-old can be his dangerman throughout the new campaign after the player illustrated his prodigious skills in training.
Mudryk lined-up in a training match ahead of Chelsea’s pre-season friendly clash with Borussia Dortmund. And after receiving the ball 25 yards from goal, the star cut back onto his right foot before curling a sumptuous strike into the top corner of the goal.
The moment, which was caught on camera and posted to Twitter, was witnessed by a whole host of fans. And many of them could be heard howling in delight as the ball hit the back of the net. And his team-mates appeared to be in awe of his finish as well.
Mudryk is clearly a talented player, having bagged 10 goals and eight assists in 18 appearances for Shakhtar last season ahead of his move to England. And he will be hoping to become a star player under Pochettino after ex-Blues manager Graham Potter and his temporary replacement Frank Lampard failed to get the best out of him.
Mudryk was quizzed by Sky Sports about his underwhelming start to life at Stamford Bridge at the end of March. And the ace, who has won 11 caps for Ukraine, told the broadcaster: “I can say yes, it’s a lot of pressure, but it’s not for the first time. I like this pressure because one day that guy who said I’m a loser, one day he will say I’m a winner. Time will tell.”