Stan Collymore is tipping Chelsea youngster Mykhailo Mudryk to do much better next season under incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino.

It’s been a tough first few months in England for Mykhailo Mudryk, who joined Chelsea back in January in a deal that could end up costing in the region of £89million.

The 22-year-old has immediately had the spotlight on him because of the price tag, but it’s worth mentioning the former Shakhtar Donetsk winger is still a relative novice at first-team level.

He’s yet to set the world alight or even score during his opening 17 Chelsea appearances. Let’s hope the best is yet to come from him next year, though.

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Pundit Stan Collymore still has faith that Mudryk will come good in Chelsea colours, especially under the management of Pochettino.

Blues supporters are still waiting for the club to officially confirm Pochettino as the new manager for next season, something that seems like the worst kept secret in football right now. In fact, Football London claimed two weeks ago that the Argentine coach had agreed a deal to take charge at Stamford Bridge.

Writing in his column for CaughtOffside, Collymore said: “Mauricio Pochettino is coming in though and he has a style of football that you would assume will benefit Mudryk, so if the Argentine can’t get a tune out of him and we’re talking about him, in the same way, this time next year, then I think it’ll be time to worry – but as for right now, I think he still has huge potential and next season I do expect him to show vast improvements in his individual game.”

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Gary Neville described Mudryk as “so rigid” during his latest Chelsea performance in Thursday night’s 4-1 defeat away to Manchester United.

The left-winger has pace to burn and some great physical attributes, but he looks like an individual playing without any confidence right now.

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