John Terry has been speaking about a range of different topics at Chelsea – including the struggles of Mykhailo Mudryk.
The 42-year-old was discussing the Blues at a live event, with Simon Phillips taking down the quotes.
What’s the story?
Well, the Chelsea legend is keeping faith with the Ukraine international despite a tough start to his career at Stamford Bridge.
Mudryk is yet to score for Chelsea in 18 Premier League appearances since his £88.5m move from Shakhtar Donetsk in January, and only has two assists to show for his efforts.
Phillips did not actually quote Terry’s exact comments, although the respected journalist wrote on Twitter: “John Terry rates Mykhailo Mudryk and fully believes he will come good.”
We would be surprised if there is anyone who has already given up on the 22-year-old.
Terry is right, Mudryk will come good at Chelsea
Mudryk is obviously struggling to get that first goal for Chelsea, but his talent is hard to ignore.
We have rarely seen a quicker forward grace the Premier League, nor one who possesses his dribbling skills while running at high speeds.
If Mauricio Pochettino can help Mudryk compose himself when his pace gets him into dangerous areas, Chelsea will have a seriously effective forward on their hands.
In our view, that is the issue right now – it almost seems as if the Chelsea No.10 gets overexcited to be in goalscoring areas, and completely loses his head.
Pochettino is also causing a slight issue himself by using the Ukrainian in compacted areas, where he cannot utilise his pace, with Ben Chilwell hugging the touchline as the out-and-out winger instead.
Hopefully, Mudryk has worked on his composure over the international break, and can net his first goal for Chelsea when Premier League football gets back underway.