What Ruben Loftus-Cheek was overheard saying to Chelsea teammate about Mykhailo Mudryk in training yesterday

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been heard in a video released by the club warning Bashir Humphreys that Chelsea training is about to get a lot tougher for him following the introduction of Mykhailo Mudryk.

Yesterday’s session saw the first time the new signing got involved with his new side after his big-money move from Shakhtar Donetsk.

The 22-year-old joined Chelsea in extraordinary circumstances after being linked with a move to Arsenal throughout January.

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Despite their London rivals sitting pretty at the top of the table, it was Stamford Bridge where Mudryk was being introduced over the weekend.

Yesterday’s training session was an extremely positive one in terms of who was present and available for Graham Potter.

Reece James and Ben Chilwell were seen with the squad for the first time since their injuries. The left-back in particular has not been seen since November.

Loftus-Cheek warns teammate of Mudryk

While Kai Havertz was not seen, the returning group, which also included Loftus-Cheek, is sure to bring confidence back to the squad going into a big few weeks for the club.

The midfielder was seen in a video on the club’s twitter warning Humphreys that: “It’s about to get long” after the introduction of Mudryk to the squad.

The teenager made his first team debut against Manchester City in the FA Cup, drawing praise from the likes of Jamal Musiala despite the heavy defeat.

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It appears he has remained as part of the first team squad, with youngsters such as Omari Hutchinson and Lewis Hall also regulars now.

Mudryk will be hoping to make his debut this weekend, as the Blues prepare for the challenge of a match at Anfield.

Liverpool and Chelsea are perhaps the two biggest underperformers of the season so far, with a victory perhaps only really being used for form ahead of their respective Champions League ties.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released