Trevoh Chalobah says Todd Boehly has signed a 'very exciting' player for Chelsea recently

Trevoh Chalobah has paid tribute to new teammate Mykhailo Mudryk, who he thinks is a “very exciting” player signed by Chelsea this month.

Todd Boehly and the Blues hierarchy have been very busy so far in January.

Mudryk has been one of the high-profile additions to Graham Potter’s squad, completing his move from Shakhtar Donetsk in a £62million deal that could rise to £89milion (BBC).

The 22-year-old is a lively attacker with superb dribbling and pace to burn.

He’s received widespread praise after his Chelsea debut in the goalless draw with Liverpool. For example, Rob Green thinks the club may have found their new version of Eden Hazard.

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Trevoh Chalobah applauds Mykhailo Mudryk

It definitely sounds like Mudryk has quickly managed to impress his new teammates inside the Chelsea dressing room.

Described as “very confident” by Mason Mount, Mudryk is looking to hit the ground running in a new league and a new country.

Blues defender Chalobah, 23, is the latest to rave about the Ukraine international:

“He’s a very exciting player,” Chalobah said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

“You could see what problems he can cause. It was good for him to get a runout and you could see the signs of what is to come. We needed to stretch the pitch, and when he came on we looked in behind a couple of times.

“He’s a guy who likes to run with the ball and off the ball, so you have to be really careful. I’m glad we have him on our team!”

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Chelsea have no fixtures this week due to the fact they’re out of both domestic cup competitions this season, which is hugely frustrating for the squad and the fans.

However, Mudryk, along with the rest of the Blues squad, have time on the training pitch to work towards a home league fixture against Fulham on 3 February.

The former Shakhtar winger hasn’t played a lot of competitive football in the last couple of months, so it’s a great chance for him to get up to full speed. It’s worth pointing out he still looked razor sharp and very dangerous on his debut, though.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.