Paul Merson has claimed that Chelsea manager Graham Potter didn’t sanction the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk.
Mudryk joined a slew of new players at Stamford Bridge in January after completing his transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea for a fee of 88 million pounds.
Yet, the winger has not yet established himself as a regular starter for Potter’s team, despite the fαct that his debut was quite promising and it was played against Liverpool. Mudryk was only used as a substitute and played for a total of seven minutes in Chelsea’s 2-0 loss against Tottenham, which came at a time when the team was suffering from a severe lack of offҽnsive creativity.
Merson claimed that Potter would have started Mudryk in the lineup if he had been involved in the signing process.
Merson said the following in an interview with Sky Sports: “Against Tottenham, Chelsea did not appear like they were going to score a goal in a year’s worth of Sundays.”
Merson was taken aback by how slowly Chelsea played against Spurs.
He remarked, “When Chelsea lost 1-0 against Dortmund, I thought they would absolutely beαt them in the second leg.” He was referring to the first leg of the tie. Since then, I no longer believe that they are capable of scoring two goals in a single game.
At no point did it appear that they would score against Spurs. I could have played for Chelsea on Sunday when they had the ball since it moved at such a snail’s pace, and I’m 54 years old! I used to be able to sprint around, but now all I can do is pass the ball. If I had been able to play, I would have. It was slow, sideways, and backwards, all of which are styles of play that I am capable of doing at my age.
“Chelsea’s most important game is against Tottenham, and it was uninspiring.” They might still be playing right now, but they wouldn’t have scored if they did. I don’t think I can ever remember being enthused about them throughout the game.
The fαct that Chelsea are currently in such a pitiful run of form, as evidenced by their dreadful performance against Tottenham, has not made it any easier for players like Mudryk to adjust.