We need to talk about Mykhailo Mudryk's outrageous first 35 minutes as a Chelsea player, fans are extremely excited
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New Chelsea signing Mykhailo Mudryk has been hailed as the “second coming” of Eden Hazard after making a sensational second-half cameo against Liverpool on Saturday.
Chelsea co-owner and chairman Todd Boehly opened the club’s war chest in the January transfer window and the Blues hijacked Arsenal’s sensational move for Mudryk.
Chelsea splashed out on a deal worth up to £89m to land Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, with the Ukrainian winger signing an eight-and-a-half-year contract.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter has faced mounting pressure this season, with the Blues in 10th place in the Premier League table and nine points adrift from the top four.
Potter wasted no time in introducing Mudryk to the Premier League and brought on Chelsea’s marquee January signing in his side’s clash with Liverpool.
Following a first-half 0-0 scoreline at Anfield, Chelsea midfielder Lewis Hall was pulled early in the second half and replaced with Mudryk.
Mudryk dazzled Chelsea fans on his Premier League debut, with the 22-year-old winger adding a much-needed injection of attacking threat against Liverpool.
Fans were quick to praise the Ukraine international for his second-half display, despite Chelsea being held to a 0-0 scoreline at Anfield.
Twinkle toes ✨— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 21, 2023
Terrific quick feet in the box from Chelsea debutant Mykhailo Mudryk who just misses the target! pic.twitter.com/kARRNHB94B
While he might have failed to find the back of the net against Liverpool, Mudryk was praised for his tenacity to take players on and his flair in dribbling the ball.
“I've seen enough, Mudryk is the second coming of Hazard,” one fan said.
Someone else commented: “Mudryk is [a] Hazard regen, I can feel it.”
“Mykhailo Mudryk, you have rocked my world,” a third Twitter user added.
Another fan wrote: “Ready to see Mudryk and [Joao] Felix on the pitch together.”
While a fifth tweeted: “Mudryk has shown some signs of being a world-class player. I’m so happy he didn’t go to Arsenal.”
Chelsea’s 0-0 draw has left them trailing fourth-place Newcastle, who have a match in hand, by nine points in the race for Champions League football next season.
Potter’s men will now return to Premier League action on 3rd February when they host Fulham at Stamford Bridge.