At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has a great prospect on his hands, according to reports.
William Gallas, a former Chelsea player, made the bold suggestion that Mykhaylo Mudryk and Kylian Mbappe share characteristics, which will be music to Mauricio Pochettino’s ears. This week, the winger scored in the Blues’ 2-0 victory over Fulham to open his account for the team.
Since moving from Shakhtar Donetsk to the Premier League in a transaction estimated to be worth £88.5 million, Mudryk has had difficulty. Since his transfer, the forward has displayed some promise, but it is unclear whether he will be able to thrive at Stamford Bridge and live up to his astronomical price tag.
Since Mudryk joined the team during the summer, Pochettino has tried to instill trust in him, and the Argentine will be hoping that his performance on Monday night is an indication that his faith will be repaid on the field with elite performances.
The 22-year-old has received praise from the former Tottenham manager on numerous occasions, and former France star Gallas has praised the dynamic winger with a blockbuster analogy. He said to Gambling Zone: “I believe he has all the qualities to develop into a top-tier player. All of us can see that he possesses the necessary elements; we are simply waiting to discover his true character.
“He makes everything seem so simple. He makes his opponent appear slower because of his ability to sprint past players. Cristiano Ronaldo was one player that shared some similarities with the others. Cristiano demonstrated that he had all of the technical skill and speed when he was younger and initially introduced to the Premier League. He performed stepovers with amazing skill.
“He was quick at whatever he did on the field. Mudryk moves somewhat similarly. It will be quite challenging to stop Mudryk once he can put everything together, in my opinion. He shares the same ground speed and acceleration skills as Mbappe, Neymar, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
After scoring, you could see that his teammates were genuinely thrilled for him because most of his performances since joining Chelsea haven’t been up to par. Gallas anticipates the Chelsea star to improve significantly going forward. However, you can see that he has some talent, and I believe that as he plays more games, Mudryk will significantly improve.