Frank Lampard has claimed that Chelsea supporters should not expect too much from Mykhailo Mudryk for the rest of the season.

He told Football London that the 22-year-old is still learning things to relate onto the pitch in years to come.

Mudryk has struggled a lot for regular gametime since coming into the side back in January.

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After moving for big money, many will have been hoping for the Ukrainian to slot straight in to the starting side and impress from the off.

In his very rare starts for the Premier League outfit, he has looked a dangerous outlet due to his pace and directness when dribbling.

He will have been disappointed to have received no real minutes against Real Madrid in the Champions League, despite on paper there seeming to be an opportunity to attack the defending champions in the wide areas.

Lampard warns of Mudryk expectations

While there is now very little to play for in domestic games until the end of the campaign, supporters have been holding out for the interim manager to hand out opportunities for some of the talents earmarked for the future.

However, Lampard has stressed that it takes a while for a player like Mudryk to get up to speed with what is required in the Premier League.

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He said: “There are things that maybe don’t get seen behind the scenes that don’t relate straight onto the pitch because we are hoping Mudryk will be a great player for this club over the years.

“In this short period it might be flashes of that you see but he will have a lot to learn about the game which is very, very normal for developing players of course.”

These comments potentially suggest that he will not be handed the start against Arsenal tonight.

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