Chelsea FC explained five reasons why Arsenal fans hated Mudryk’s debut
Mudryk drew attention in a 35th minute performance, creating a number of openings and hitting the side net after some good work in the penalty area, but failed to create the chance with a goal.
After the game, BT Sport pundits Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand were equally impressed, with the latter believing Arsenal fans would not like what they saw.
“If I were a Chelsea fan I would be very excited,” said Gerrard. “I feel like Chelsea hit the jackpot. He made a great entrance. It was a strong cameo…he looks real, some of his clips today were exceptional.
“He kind of reminded me of Arjen Robben here today; his footwork, his pace, the way he handled the ball, I’d be thrilled if I were Chelsea.”
Ferdinand added: “We’ve all seen snippets of his explosive pace, but today I saw someone with soft feet, someone with good passing weight, good decision making in the last third, the composure running at high speed – those are the elements out there make it a scary proposition to run in the back when it comes in at full throttle.
“It’s only his first minutes in about a month, so who knows what he’ll be producing next. It’s an exciting time for Chelsea fans and I’m sure there will be Arsenal fans. sit there and go ‘oh my days how did we miss this one?
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