Mykhaylo Mudryk singled out for two reasons as Chelsea told they have 16 ‘crazy’ players

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Mykhaylo Mudryk singled out for two reasons as Chelsea told they have 16 ‘crazy’ players

Mykhaylo Mudryk is ‘world-class’ and a perfect fit for Graham Potter’s squad, according to former Chelsea star Pat Nevin. 

Since the £88 million signing, the former defender’s opinion of the Ukrainian has undergone a radical transformation.

Mudryk was part of a remarkable January spending spree of £300 million. In the winter transfer window, Chelsea signed eight players, including Mudryk, Enzo Fernandez, Joao Felix, Benoit Badiashile, and Noni Madueke.

The 22-year-old performed admirably in the second half of last month’s scoreless draw with Liverpool. He was then substituted at halftime during last week’s 1-1 draw with Fulham, but Nevin believes the youngster is “world-class.”

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited and ‘wowed’ by Chelsea signings like these. Before Mykhailo Mudryk joined I thought ‘really?’, I could not see the reason for the signing,” Nevin told Football Betting Online.

“I can see that Chelsea needed more bodies in, but not him. Now I’ve sat back and realised it makes total sense, he’s a great player and world-class at his age already.”

Nevin has also mentioned the ‘crazy’ young core that Potter has access to. Since the beginning of the season, Chelsea has invested $550 million in a competitive team for the long term.

The former defender praised his former club for acquiring the best young talent in the world. Nevin asserts that even if a number of the signings do not pan out, Chelsea will still have a solid core of young, high-quality players.

“Look how crazy this is: Gabriel Solina 18, Trevoh Chalobah 23, Wesley Fofana 22, Benoit Badiashile 21, Reece James 23, Enzo Fernandes 22, ‘old man’ Mason Mount 24 , Lewis Hall 18, Joao Felix 22, Mykhailo Mudryk 22 and Kai Havertz 23,” he added.

“I’ve not even mentioned Carney Chukwuemeka, David Fofana, Conor Gallagher, Noni Madueke… that team is wild and it is mental what they could go on and do.

“Chelsea still have Christopher Nkunku to come too, they’re hoovering up all the best talent in the world. They might have overpaid for some players, but if only 60 per-cent of the players work out, you still have an amazing base for a team.”

Chelsea will hope that their massive expenditures will result in on-field improvements. The Blues are currently ninth in the Premier League as a result of Potter’s poor play.

Mykhaylo Mudryk singled out for two reasons as Chelsea told they have 16 ‘crazy’ players

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