Graham Potter shares whether Mykhailo Mudryk could make his Chelsea debut vs Liverpool

Graham Potter has shared that Mykhailo Mudryk could make his Chelsea debut tomorrow during their trip to Liverpool.

The Blues visit Anfield on Saturday afternoon for a Premier League fixture between two sides that are significantly underachieving so far this season.

Chelsea and Liverpool are currently sat mid-table in the league 10 points adrift of the top four, so it feels vital for both to win.

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Mykhailo Mudryk debut

Potter, speaking in Friday’s pre-match press conference on Chelsea’s 5th Stand app, has confirmed that there will “probably” be a role for Mudryk this weekend.

He hints that the 22-year-old attacker will get his first minutes in English football, but rules out the possibility of the entire 90 minutes.

When asked how Mudryk has settled in at Chelsea, Potter replied: “Good, really good.

“Young player, exciting player, fantastic speed 1v1, he can attack the backline, and we’ve just got to help him adapt to the Premier League and to us.

“He’s come from a mid-season break, so he hasn’t played much football recently, but he has been training well. We’ll obviously assess him and see how much he can play at the weekend.”

When asked how likely it is Mudryk makes his debut against Liverpool, Potter said: “Yeah, there’s a chance… 90 minutes, no. But there’s probably a role for him at some stage in the game.”

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There will be a lot of happy Chelsea fans excited about the prospect of seeing Mudryk in Premier League action in the next 24 hours.

He’s had a small amount of time this week in training following his arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk, so will Potter want to throw him straight into the line-up? Recent history suggests he might given Joao Felix started immediately earlier this month.

Mudryk, who has 18 direct goal contributions in 18 appearances this season for Shakhtar, has the speed and dircetness to reenergise the Chelsea forward line.

Hopefully, he can hit the ground running in English football tomorrow.

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